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ElderConsult is a geriatric medical practice providing holistic, comprehensive house calls in and around the San Francisco Bay Area; in addition to expert training and education.
Dr Landsverk's Blog Posts
Listen to Dr. Landsverk, and the SF Deputy DA discuss the issues involved with Elder Financial Abuse. One hour audio of the discussion at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco.
Financial elder abuse is much more common than most of us wish to think. Some believe that it will be the greatest crime of the 21st Century. This abuse doesn't always come from 'scammers' outside the house or on the phone. Often, sadly, it comes from relatives of the elder. When you add dementia to the mix, it's a terrible problem.
What is the 'stigma' associated with the diagnosis of dementia? How can we work to change this and help families and society at large understand that this is a brain disease and how to support those affected?
Sometimes, the medications ARE the problem, not the disease
Even if you walk slowly, even if you walk uncertainly, even if your joints are a little sore, even if you’re a little afraid of falling, even if walking makes you tired, just walk!
If you have an elder who goes into the hospital, and you don’t think his or her problem has been solved yet, ask the medical team why it hasn’t been solved. Push to keep the patient in the hospital until the problem is solved. Don’t give up. Ask the hard questions.