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Heat is harder on Elders

Heat is harder on Elders

Heat is not something most in the Bay Area commonly have to deal with. Tips for dealing with heat and elders: * Stay somewhere cool * Drink plenty of water * Wear light clothing and hats outside *...

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To Walk or Not to Walk?

I often have families of patients express concern about how much mobility a person with dementia should be allowed. Elders with dementia often want to move in ways that seem excessive to the rest of...

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Behavior Challenges

Behavior Challenges

I am the owner of a non medical in-home caregiver agency.  One of our clients is providing quite a challenge due to his anger, agitation, racial slurs towards caregivers, as well as inappropriate sexual comments and gestures.

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Is Hospice a Drain?

Is Hospice a Drain?

Recently, The Washington Post ran a story investigating the increased use of hospice care. Its investigation found that the number of “hospice survivors” has increased greatly in the last few years....

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Hard to Swallow, Part 2

Hard to Swallow, Part 2

Recently, I came across this story from a family that inspired more thoughts about swallowing: An elderly woman suddenly started holding her breath. She gagged whenever she tried to eat, and she...

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When Things Get Hard to Swallow

When Things Get Hard to Swallow

As a geriatrician making house calls throughout the Bay Area, I often must explain to families that toward the end stages of dementia, their loved ones will eventually forget the most basic of...

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Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Just as individuals can fall on financial hard times, businesses and corporations can experience financial setbacks as well. When a business is failing financially, there are several options available.

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