Don’t Discount the Value of Exercise!

Don’t Discount the Value of Exercise!

Earlier this month, a large study cast doubt on whether exercise can help nursing home residents with depression. The study, published in BMC Medicine, followed more than 1,000 residents in 78 “care homes” in the United Kingdom. It found that the number of elders who...

Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Just as individuals can fall on financial hard times, businesses and corporations can experience financial setbacks as well. When a business is failing financially, there are several options available. The first is a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. A chapter 7 bankruptcy for...
Don’t Forget Dental Care!

Don’t Forget Dental Care!

Recently, as I was doing house calls in the San Francisco Bay Area, I visited a patient whose dentures were caked with plaque. Those dentures spoke volumes. Often, a patient with dementia will not let caregivers near their mouth. After a hospitalization of several...
Heat Tips for Elders

Heat Tips for Elders

Elderly people (that is, people aged 65 years and older) are more prone to heat stress than younger people for several reasons: Elderly people do not adjust as well as young people to sudden changes in temperature. They are more likely to have a chronic medical...