dementia

Is It a Memory Lapse or Is It Dementia?

Is It a Memory Lapse or Is It Dementia?

There are a wide range of conditions that mimic the symptoms of dementia, ranging from the side effects of medication to substance abuse to a buildup of fluid in the brain. It may take a series of examinations and tests to identify the underlying cause of symptoms. But the first step is for the patient or family members to recognize when professional help is needed. 

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?

I Know You Love Me, Now Let Me Die

I Know You Love Me, Now Let Me Die

What is better for the end of life, being at home with family or in the hospital with all the life saving equipment and technology available?  

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

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.