Horses Helping Seniors

Horses Helping Seniors

It’s well known that horses offer therapeutic benefits. New research is showing how they can help people with dementia and their caregivers. Thinking back, Gloria Passarella estimates her husband, Rich, has been in the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s for about 10...
Undiagnosed dementia puts elders at risk

Undiagnosed dementia puts elders at risk

By Elizabeth Landsverk, MD According to the World Health Organization, 47.5 million people worldwide are living with dementia, a number that is expected to more than triple by 2050. A diagnosis of dementia is frightening and overwhelming for those who have it and for...
Is It a Memory Lapse or Is It Dementia?

Is It a Memory Lapse or Is It Dementia?

Geriatric Specialist Elizabeth Landsverk, MD Provides Guidance and Tips for Patients and Families  About 10% of all people over the age of 65 have some form of dementia, by the age of 85 that has increased to 30-50%. As the population aged 65 and older continues to...