Gerontologists & Geriatricians in Upstate, SC
Geriatrics/Center for Success in Aging
255 Enterprise Blvd
Greenville SC 29615
Gerontology & Geriatricians Articles
Are balance disorders a big deal? You bet they are. Dr. Jeff Ladinsky, a physical therapist at CORA Physical Therapy in Spartanburg, said dizziness, along with loss of balance, is […]
It’s no secret that as we age, our bodies tend to slow down. Many adults notice changes in memory, metabolism and reflexes as part of the natural process of aging, […]
Every April, hundreds of people walk around Fluor Field in Greenville, but the reason has nothing to do with baseball. Sure, April marks the beginning of the baseball season for […]
Anyone with a family member living with Parkinson’s disease knows the signs. He or she often moves differently, almost shuffling, with gestures and actions that become smaller and slower. They […]
The American Cancer Society estimates that 145,600 new cases of colon or rectal cancer will be diagnosed in the United States during the current year and that the disease will […]
As people age, it’s easy to mistake symptoms of Type 2 diabetes as simply part of the process of getting older. Increased thirst, increased urination, fatigue, poor healing of wounds […]
The onset of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease can be a devastating time both for the person facing these illnesses and his or her loved ones. But, while troubling, this doesn’t […]
What is a Gerontologist?
A gerontologist studies the social, cultural, psychological, cognitive and biological aspects of aging adults. Geriatrics, by contrast, studies diseases of older adults. Gerontology investigates the psychological effects on aging, especially with relationships — socially and physically. They study the lifestyle change related to being an older adult and they help provide services to our ever-increasing aging population.