medications

The Wild, Wild West of Medication

The Wild, Wild West of Medication

Medications can be like the Wild, Wild West in dementia. Too many medications, too many side effects, too little focus on treating pain. What to do?

Radio Interview

Listen to Dr. Landsverk during a 15 minute interview by Craig Roberts on KFAX Radio. He asked excellent questions, and Dr. Landsverk was able to discuss the many issues involved with elders, and especially those with dementia. Click this link to listen:   https://soundcloud.com/lifeline-craig-roberts/10-07-15-hour-2

Always Check the Meds First

Always Check the Meds First

Sometimes, the medications ARE the problem, not the disease

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?