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Welcome to GeriAcademy,

your guide to healthy aging begins here

GeriAcademy created by Dr. Golnosh Sharafsaleh is dedicated to providing education and information for older adults and their loved ones. Thank you for visiting our site, we hope that you find our resources helpful.  


The basis of Geriatric Medicine is to take a holistic approach to care. Our goal is to take that approach and provide you with education on diseases of aging, disease prevention, and mental/social aspects of the aging process.  


The information provided on this site is only to be used as a self-help tool, it is not a substitute for the information provided by your own health care provider

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What is Geriatrics and what is Gerontology?

Geriatrics (jer-ee-a-triks) is the branch of medicine that specializes in caring for older adults. A Geriatrician (Jerr-ee-uh-trish-uhn) is a medical doctor with specialized training to manage diseases of aging.  

Gerontology (jer-uh n-tol-uh-jee) is the field dealing with physical, mental and social aspects of aging. A Gerontologist (jerr-en-tol-uh-jist) generally has a PhD, or a Master of Science.

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