Your Brain on Gratitude

Your Brain on Gratitude

It's been a year. We've all had terrible things to face. It might be financial distress as our industry shuts down because of the pandemic. It might be the loss of a loved one to COVID-19. The...

Raise a Glass, Sure, But Take Care

Raise a Glass, Sure, But Take Care

I will admit, I like good eggnog. Champagne for New Year's Eve. A beer with good Indian food. A glass of red wine at a dinner party. In our culture, alcohol is entwined with celebration. And very...

Beware Of Internet Scams

Beware Of Internet Scams

Alas, grifters have always been with us. Just think of the saying, "If you believe that, I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you!" That saying has its roots in a con more than a century old: George...

Stop Aging! Prevent Dementia!

Stop Aging! Prevent Dementia!

As I care for the families of those with dementia, nothing drives me crazier than the myriad businesses/practitioners/physicians who seek to separate people from their money by offering miracle...

What is Lewy Body Dementia

What is Lewy Body Dementia

Many families who consult our practice are surprised to find that there are many kinds of dementia. It's not just Alzheimer's disease that can cause cognitive decline. One of the most confounding...

Elder Agitation Not Always UTI

Elder Agitation Not Always UTI

Your Elder is Anxious and Upset. A UTI Might Be to Blame As I emphasize daily, when an elder is agitated, the first thing to do is look for practical reasons. Very often, a urinary tract infection...

Preventing Dementia, the Basics

Preventing Dementia, the Basics

The good news: We're living longer. The bad news: By the time we're in our 80s, about half of us will have some form of dementia. For most people, dementia is one of our greatest fears as we face...

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,...