Author: kgregorevic

5 Steps to Positive Health

By Dr. Kate Gregorevic, November 4th 2017 As a geriatrician (a doctor for older adults), my patients are those who have problems associated with aging, problems like memory impairment, falls, muscle loss and frailty. Although all my patients have aging associated conditions, the actual chronological age can vary from people in their sixties to centenarians. Read More …

The Power of Purpose

By Dr. Kate Gregorevic, October 28th 2017 Having purpose in life is essential to wellbeing. We all want to live a life that has meaning and importance. As we age, our life circumstances change. A job that was once engaging and rewarding looses its’ charm and it’s time to retire. A dependent child grows into Read More …

Eat Well to Age Well

By Dr. Kate Gregorevic, October 22nd 2017 Almost everyone reading this will have started a diet at some point in their life. There is a pervasive societal message that being thin is hugely important, but as we age, there can be serious harm to health and well-being from weight loss. Malnutrition and loss of muscle Read More …

What is a Geriatrician?

By Dr. Kate Gregorevic, February 6th 2017 A geriatrician is a doctor who has completed specialist training in the care of older adults. But why do older adults need their own specialist? And why do doctors choose this area of medicine? Older adults often have more complex health care needs than younger adults, and there Read More …

Gut bacteria and Frailty

By Dr. Kate Gregorevic, January 30th 2017 Until recently, it was thought that the trillions of bacteria that live in our intestines were just passive recipients of the food we ingest. We now understand that these bacteria function like another organ in the body, by impacting on digestion and absorption of food and influencing our Read More …

Living longer and stronger

By Dr. Kate Gregorevic, January 23rd 2017 I wonder if Pete Townshend still agrees with his famous line ‘I hope I die before I get old.’ There are so many wonderful things about reaching older age, from the joys of grandchildren, to the freedom of retirement, and friendships with a depth that comes only from Read More …