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Dr. Theresa Redling

Geriatrics
west orange, NJ
35 years experience

Locations

the geriatric health Center

west orange

Address

101 old short hills rd suite302, 302, west orange
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Practice website

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9733226466

About

Bio

Fellowship trained in Geriatric medicine Mt Sinai Medical School NY, NY. Triply board certified Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and Hospice/Palliative Medicine. interests include successful aging, Dementia, EOL care

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Geriatrics

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259 Answers
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
Geriatrics 35 years experience
Osteopenia: Norma bone density measurements are compared to normla young bones, called the t score. A T-score of 1 is normal. The more negative the number the wor... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
Geriatrics 35 years experience
Confusion: Hhnk is common in the elderly diabetic, or can be the 1st presentation of diabetes in the older adult. Often somnolence and confusion are the only com... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
Geriatrics 35 years experience
Depends on type: The most common form of dementia, caused by alzheimers disease is generally slow and indolent in its course. If the dementia is caused by a stroke(or ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
Geriatrics 35 years experience
The brain: It is a progressive, uniformly fatal disease that can be acquired or familial. It is rare, despite the media attention mad cow disease got in the rece... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
Geriatrics 35 years experience
Find cause: Dysphagia has many causes. It is often divided into the location- oral, oropharyngeal and esophageal. In a demented patient, the etiology is often oro... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
Geriatrics 35 years experience
Complicated: Delirium, or acute confusion, can present in the elderly from a number of medical illnesses like infection, dehydration, meds, cahnge in environment,... Read More
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A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
Geriatrics 35 years experience
Many: Elder abuse includes any abuse that cause physical or enotional harm to the elder. They include direct physical/sexual abuse- hitting, restraining, an... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
Geriatrics 35 years experience
No: Encephalitis is and acute inflammation of the brain generally caused by a virus or bacteria. It can also occur with automimmune disease like lupus. Cr... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
Geriatrics 35 years experience
Behavioral mgt: Picks disease is a form of frontotemporal dementia that presents usually in the 40s or 50s. It often has many behavioral problems like disinhibition a... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
Geriatrics 35 years experience
Geriatric assessment: This is where a full eval by a Geriatrician can help. Polypharmacy is common and have a significant impact on may things in the elderly- including hos... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
Geriatrics 35 years experience
What are his wishes?: Did you GF ever give anyone an idea of his wishes in various circumstances?(unable to breathe without machine, unable to eat without feeding tube). I... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
Geriatrics 35 years experience
Evaluate smell: The loss of the ability to taste may decline slightly as we age- perhaps explaining why some elders like more sweets or salty things. However, the dec... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
Geriatrics 35 years experience
Dry mouth: Older adults can suffer commonly with dry mouth. This maybe due to a common decline in saliva production, medications or other medical conditions like... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
Geriatrics 35 years experience
Geriatric eval: The underlying etilogy of the behavioral changes should be determined if possible. See a geriatrician or good internist. There are no meds approved f... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
Geriatrics 35 years experience
Possibly: AD is an incurable degenerative disease of the brain. There have been some studies using medium chain triglycerides to 'feed' the brain(Axona). Recent... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
Geriatrics 35 years experience
Communal housing: Assitive living facility(alf) is a place where people have their own apartments, but there is commnunal dining and staff(including rns) that can assis... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
Geriatrics 35 years experience
Yes: Sounds like you have post traumatic stress disorder. Recieving bad news and dealing with a chronic illness is a huge life adjustment. Seeing a therapi... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
Geriatrics 35 years experience
Tinnitus: Tinnitus is a common symtpom in older adults. It may present as ringing, rushing, or any sound. It is often benign and may be more prominent in those ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
Geriatrics 35 years experience
No: Yoga is excellent for core strength and flexibility. However, the aging process includes wrinkling and sagging of the skin of even the most fit people... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
Geriatrics 35 years experience
Paid into social sec: Medicare is a benefit one gets from paying into social security in this country or ones spouses benefits. Other ways one becomes eligible for medicare... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
Geriatrics 35 years experience
NO: If the individual can designate a proxy, then a guardianship is not necessary. If the next of kin is to become the poa(power of attorney) and wants to... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
Geriatrics 35 years experience
Shingles vaccine: Zosatvax is a stronger version of the chicken pox vaccine. It is recomended for those over 60 yo, one shot, as 99.5 % of this population has been expo... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
Geriatrics 35 years experience
Care management: There are businesses that are especially attuned to seniors needs. Geriatric care managers are social workers and or nurses that wil help organize car... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
Geriatrics 35 years experience
Less common dementia: Lbd is either the 2nd or 3rd most common cause of dementia(others are ad and vascular dementia). It is characterized by some features of parkinsons di... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
Geriatrics 35 years experience
Dementia: Dementia is a syndrome characterised by memory loss and its impact on the persons ability to function independently. Common causes of dementia include... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
Geriatrics 35 years experience
>30: Generally a vit d level less then 30 is considered deficient. However, research still needs to be done to determine what is too low in different ethni... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
Geriatrics 35 years experience
Function assesment: One must weigh the risk/benefit ratio when surgery, especially elective surgery is considered. The persons premorbid functional level is an important ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
Geriatrics 35 years experience
Genetics: Our hair is generally preprogrammed by our genes to stop making pigment that gives it color. Rarely, a medical illness, stressors or medical treatment... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
Geriatrics 35 years experience
Parkinson's ?: Certain neurological diseases maybe associated with lack of facial expression or a "masked facies". Parkinson's disease or lewy body disease may prese... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
Geriatrics 35 years experience
Depends: If your friend has disease that has spread extensively, then the fact that she is not eating may reflect end of life. However, she should be evaluated... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
Geriatrics 35 years experience
Care of elderly: Geriatrics is the field of medicine specializing in care of the edlerly, generally those older then 65yo. A geriatrician is a physician tha takes addi... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
Geriatrics 35 years experience
Directives: A living will is a health care document that designates and directs someone to make the decision for you when you can not with regards to serous healt... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
Geriatrics 35 years experience
Make: Make sure you are communicating clearly; never treat an elder as a child.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
Geriatrics 35 years experience
Maybe nothing: It depends whether there are any symptoms associated with that heart rate- fatigue, lightheadedness, fainting,,. If not - monitoring is sufficient
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
Geriatrics 35 years experience
No: But staying healthy by keeping BP and cholesterol normal as well as being physically and mentally active can help in delaying the process. Entering cl... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
Geriatrics 35 years experience
Many: Underlying dementia predisposes, as does visual or hearing deficits. Certain types of dementia more commonly cause hallucinations- particularly lewy b... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
Geriatrics 35 years experience
Many: Presbyopia is an- 'old age' changes in vision- usually people need glasses for reading. Other common conditions associated with aging are macular dege... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
Geriatrics 35 years experience
Possibly: Osteoporosis does run in families. It is more common in fair skinned people. Othger risk factors include early menopause(natural or surgical), alcohol... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
Geriatrics 35 years experience
No: A living will is a document drawn up to guide others in your health care preferences. It designates a proxy or someone who will make decisions for you... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
Geriatrics 35 years experience
Conservatively: Management of a simple cold is best managed with gentle hydration, humidification of the air and at times otc cold remedies. Nasal saline for congesti... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
Geriatrics 35 years experience
Immediately: Post stroke rehabilation is the key to recovery. As long as blood pressure is controlled and there are no other medical reasons not to exercise, one s... Read More
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Dr. Theresa Redling
Geriatrics 35 years experience
Safe but ineffective: Catalase is a protein so it will be digested in the stomach , so won't be effectively absorbed as a nutrient.. I doubt that catalase, which is a natur... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
Geriatrics 35 years experience
Lab testing: A creatinine clearance number of less the 10 generally determines renal failure. This number is calculated by your age, weight and sex. Not all people... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
Geriatrics 35 years experience
Diagnosis?: Depends on what is wrong. Make sure you see someone qualified to do a comprehensive pain evaluation to direct your care. Besides meds, a chronic pain... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
Geriatrics 35 years experience
FUNCTION?: Recovery from a hip fracture depends on mulitple elements , firstly, how was her premorbid functional status? Was she independent in all her actvitie... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
Geriatrics 35 years experience
Genetics: Both graying and baldness are mostly genetic- ask your older relatives when they lost their hair or started graying. Sometimes, medical illness or cer... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
Geriatrics 35 years experience
Genetics: Our hair is generally preprogrammed by our genes to stop making pigment that gives it color. Rarely, a medical illness, stressors or medical treatment... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
Geriatrics 35 years experience
Many sites: Many organizations that give reliable information; american college of pulmonary medicine, mayo clinic, national institutes of health, etc. Every subs... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
Geriatrics 35 years experience
Yes: You must, however, be disabled. People with hiv, renal failure and other medical/psychiatric disabilities can be covered by medicare.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
Geriatrics 35 years experience
Depends: "old age" is a relative term. What was considered very old 40 years ago is very different then now. Genetics play an important role; but life style is... Read More
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Apr 9, 2013
Excellent physician, indispensable in taking care of the elderly.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Redling is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Redling is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This saved my life. Thank You! Thank You so much!! He did have a heart attack :( get well soon Joel!!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! thank you but no doctors in this area to do surgery
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Okay, thank you. I appreciate your help.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - School of Osteopathic Medicine, NJ
Graduated 1987MD

Awards

Gerontologist of year NJ Aging Assoc
Geriatrician of the year HealthCare foundation of NJ
Top Doctor 2007, 2008 NJ Monthly

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