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Choosing the Right Facility

Choosing the Right Facility

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.”

Should Elders with Dementia Have Sex?

Should Elders with Dementia Have Sex?

"I’m sorry this is just not the behavior of an experienced politician. It’s also not the behavior of a person whose brain is working normally."  When dementia is involved, sexuality can be very complicated.

Hey Doc, I Just Heard About This New Miracle Pill/Supplement/Treatment…

Hey Doc, I Just Heard About This New Miracle Pill/Supplement/Treatment…

There really isn't a 'miracle cure' for dementia. Not yet. Will a supplement help? Probably not. Exercise, good nutrition and an active and happy life may make even more of an impact.

Always Check the Meds First

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?

Things Really Become Different As You Age

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?