ElderConsult Geriatric Medicine

Where is the Financial Help for victims of Elder Abuse?

Where is the Financial Help for victims of Elder Abuse?

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.

The 'Stigma' of Dementia

The 'Stigma' of Dementia

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?

Always Check the Meds First

Always Check the Meds First

Sometimes, the medications ARE the problem, not the disease

Just Walk!

Just Walk!

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!