The Geriatrics Project
The Geriatrics Project seeks to arm older adults with strategies to maintain their health and independence. We've produced a series of short videos featuring experts within the Yale Section of Geriatrics to inform you about care tactics and cutting-edge discoveries to assist older adults with some common challenges of aging.
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Dr. Leo Cooney - Maintaining Independence
Do you have concerns about maintaining your independence as you age? Watch this 14-minute video from Yale Geriatrics' Leo M. Cooney Jr., MD, Humana Foundation Professor of Medicine (Geriatrics). He discusses the components of mobility and what strategies older adults and different aids to help accomplish these tasks. He also shares an important balance test that a physician might perform to access a patient's stability.