Parkinson's disease

Always Check the Meds First

Always Check the Meds First

Sometimes, the medications ARE the problem, not the disease

A Call for Greater Dementia Awareness

A Call for Greater Dementia Awareness

 We don’t have to duplicate Britain’s National Health Service and their 'Health and Well-Being Boards', but elders would be so much better served in the U.S.  if we could work toward earlier screening and coordinated care for dementia patients.

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?

Tough Tasks in Dementia: Toothbrushing and Feeding

One of the best caregiving techniques from Teepa Snow- how to help someone with dementia brush their teeth or feed themselves. So simple (once you know it!) and so effective. Teepa is coming to Davis and Santa Rosa in September if you would like to see her in person.  www.teepasnow.comhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93ixNssks1c