Stop Aging! Prevent Dementia!

Stop Aging! Prevent Dementia!

As I care for the families of those with dementia, nothing drives me crazier than the myriad businesses/practitioners/physicians who seek to separate people from their money by offering miracle cures. The pitch usually goes something like this: Buy my magic beans. No...
The Low Down on Leaky Gut

The Low Down on Leaky Gut

No one likes to talk about it much, but “leaky gut,” or the inability to completely control one’s bowels, is one of the most common problems I face as a geriatrician. This condition usually has its origins in an inflammation, which can have many...
What is Lewy Body Dementia

What is Lewy Body Dementia

Many families who consult our practice are surprised to find that there are many kinds of dementia. It’s not just Alzheimer’s disease that can cause cognitive decline. One of the most confounding types of dementia is called “Lewy body...
Chronic Pain? Tylenol is a Good First Step

Chronic Pain? Tylenol is a Good First Step

As a geriatrician who primarily takes care of elders with dementia, chronic pain is a problem that I must address daily. It’s not news that chronic pain affects us as we age. A recent study found that 53 percent of the elder reported bothersome pain each month....
Why is Sugar so Scary?

Why is Sugar so Scary?

In an average year, Halloween trick-or-treating kicks off a two-month sugar binge we call the holidays. Bowls of Halloween candy empty just about the time Thanksgiving desserts beckon. And then, December is a riot of parties and goodies, everything from boxed...