Dr. Mehrdad Ayati will be speaking at Saratoga Library on May 17 from 7:00-8:30 PM about "Managing Your Medications to Prevent a Tragedy".
Dr Ayati, Geriatric Concierge Center, will be speaking at the Saratoga Library about "The Future of Aging: Marketing Deceptions and Fighting Back" on June 15 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM.
Dr Ayati, Bay Area Geriatrician, will be speaking at the Saratoga Library about "Healthy Aging: Strategies to Improve Your Sleep" on May 31st from 7:00-8:30 Pm.
Dr. Ayati will be speaking at Vibrant Educational Dialogue (VED Talks) at Avenidas about "Forever Young? Marketing Deceptions & Your Golden Years" On April 28th from 3:00-4:30.
An article published in The New Yorke Times estimates that by year 2030 approximately 31 million Americans will be 75 years and older. And there will continue to be a shortage of Geriatricians in the US. Currently there are about 7,000 Geriatricians in the US. In order to meet demand there should be at least 7000 more Geriatricians graduating by year 2030. Among the reasons why doctors avoid specializing in geriatric medicine are low median yearly salary and low Medicare reimbursement rates making sustaining a geriatric practice difficult. It is crucial that together we change this trend. How can we do this? By putting pressure on our politicians and universities. And by informing the general public about the importance of geriatric care.
Geriatricians are physicians trained in the aging process. They evaluate and manage medical, social, and emotional needs of older adults. Their focus is in diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease and disability in older adults. They are specialized in geriatric assessment and rehabilitation, preventive medicine, management of patients in long-term care settings, and psycho-social, ethical, legal, and economic issues pertinent to geriatric patients. They give special attention to patients suffering from frailty, falls, incontinence, cerebrovascular disease, dementia, sensory impairment and other cognitive and affective changes that occur with aging.
If you are 65 years and older it is crucial to see a Geriatrician at least once a year to prevent chronic conditions or:
You can read doctor Ayati's article "Get some sleep to age better" in Palo Alto Weekly. You can also view a Youtube on "the benefits of a good night's sleep" from Shai Marcu.