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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
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.
When you have a frail, elderly person who is having lots of trouble getting around, it’s important to get him out of bed each day, just to move around and retain what strength he can. It’s most convenient to transfer the patient from bed to a wheelchair. But if the patient really can’t walk any more, then that patient should use a reclining wheelchair if at all possible
We don’t have to duplicate Britain’s National Health Service and their 'Health and Well-Being Boards', but elders would be so much better served in the U.S. if we could work toward earlier screening and coordinated care for dementia patients.