CDC; For Elders Liquid ducosate (Colace) is a Risk

CDC; For Elders Liquid ducosate (Colace) is a Risk

“The CDC local health departments and numerous healthcare facilities are investigating a multistate outbreak of Burkholderia cepacia infections. These infections have occurred primarily in ventilated patients without cystic fibrosis and who are being treated in...
Bladder Infections in Elders: What to Know

Bladder Infections in Elders: What to Know

People often have no clue about what might be important when an older individual, especially if they have dementia, develops a bladder infection. I often hear that the key indication is that the patient’s urine is “smelly” or “darker” and that a checking a urine...
Choosing the Right Care Community

Choosing the Right Care Community

The care landscape is changing rapidly. For years, policymakers have been pointing out that we don’t have nearly adequate resources to care for our growing number of elderly. There aren’t enough geriatricians. There aren’t enough geriatric psychiatrists. There aren’t...
The ‘Stigma’ of Dementia

The ‘Stigma’ of Dementia

The ‘stigma’, which surrounds dementia in our country, is preventing early diagnosis, care and research into the disease. This fear affects many of those living with the condition, their families, friends, co-workers and caregivers. Dementia is not thought...