Agitation: Behavioral Intervention Is Always Best

Agitation: Behavioral Intervention Is Always Best

We overmedicate our elders with dementia and agitation. When they are bored, and get restless or come asking questions for the 30th time, all too many people just treat them for “anxiety.” When they get extremely angry at us, or won’t sleep at night, or are slow to...

Truth Can Be A Tricky Concept

Recently, a caregiver came to me with this story, “A grandmother of a friend was discharged from one hospital to another hospital in the same town. This lady ‘lies through her teeth.’ Then, she forgets what she told her healthcare providers. The lady told me she...