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Overmedicating Elders: Saratoga Talk Sheds Some Light

Overmedicating Elders: Saratoga Talk Sheds Some Light

 Dr. Elizabeth Landsverk, a geriatrician speaks about how different medications can affect elders as they age. The Tuesday event at Alameda Family Funeral and Cremation, called “Medications and Elders: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” was sponsored by the Social Lights 4 Change professional group and Alameda Family Funeral and Cremation in Saratoga, California.

Dr. Landsverk was published in McKnights Long-Term Care News

Dr. Landsverk was published in McKnights Long-Term Care News

Guest Columns, Elizabeth Landsverk, M.D., January 18, 2017

Caregivers and nurses: Knowing when to get involved in issues of elder intimacy

As caretakers of elderly people we focus on their health, comfort and emotions. We monitor their eating, bathroom routines, and even their socialization. But what about intimacy and romance? At what point, if ever, does a romance in an elder person’s life warrant some sort of interference from caregivers or nurses? This is a tricky issue which requires sensitivity.