We’re All Stressed Out. Tips for Coping

We’re All Stressed Out. Tips for Coping

These are uncertain times: a pandemic, an economic depression, civil unrest. So much to worry about! There’s the constant anxiety about health: Those of us who work in healthcare face a much higher risk of contracting COVID-19. I worry about getting sick; I...
Managing Pain in Elders

Managing Pain in Elders

By Elizabeth Landsverk, MD Older adults are more likely to experience pain than the general population but they may be less likely to be treated for it. The most common reason that pain in elders is undertreated is that it is under-reported. Many elders consider pain...
Bladder Infections in Elders: What to Know

Bladder Infections in Elders: What to Know

People often have no clue about what might be important when an older individual, especially if they have dementia, develops a bladder infection. I often hear that the key indication is that the patient’s urine is “smelly” or “darker” and that a checking a urine...

Palliative Care for the People

Excellent article by local RN and author J. Redwing Keyssar What Do We Want? Humane, holistic affordable health care especially at the end of our lives When Do We Want It? Now! Most “Baby Boomers” — numbering in the millions — are going to die...