Here’s a recent horror story that may make the point: I had a patient with complicated medical issues who had a hip replacement operation. To my dismay, the hospital discharged this man to “assisted living.”
Is it 'dementia' or is it medications? Some medications, even over-the-counter medications, can affect elders adversely, and sometimes create agitation, confusion and memory loss. What to watch out for?
You may feel young at heart. Your elders may also feel young at heart. But we’re different as we age, and there’s no getting around that. Our brains are different, and they work differently as we age. How can we adjust and make that different less discouraging?