Benefits of Telehealth for Geriatric Care

Benefits of Telehealth for Geriatric Care

In the modern age of digital technology, many may assume that the older generations cannot keep up and that they cannot adapt to new forms of communication. However, in general, this is simply...

Dementia Caregiver Support Resources

Dementia Caregiver Support Resources

People don't like to talk about the mental decline of the elderly because it reminds them that such issues could affect them in the future. While Alzheimer's is the major scare, common dementia is...

Antibiotics Don’t Always Treat Agitation

Antibiotics Don’t Always Treat Agitation

It’s been busy out there. I’ve heard a lot about people blaming behavior on bladder infections. Well, sometimes, but all I see is that elders going to the emergency room for agitation often come out...

The Power of Music

The Power of Music

Original post date: 11/20/2015 Can something usually intended for leisure be combined for therapy? Music is proving to be extremely helpful in medicine by providing behavioral and emotional support...

The Meds Matter: Adverse Drug Reactions

The Meds Matter: Adverse Drug Reactions

Original post date: 1/4/2017 Adverse drug reactions are an all-too-common cause of hospitalization for elders. Almost half of Americans age 65 and older take five or more medications daily* and many...

The Cost of Being an Elder

The Cost of Being an Elder

Original post date: 12/10/2015. Revised 4/15/2021 In a time when American pharmaceutical companies are buying the rights to old medications such as morphine, colchicine (for gout- renamed Colcrys...

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...

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...

The Low Down on Leaky Gut

The Low Down on Leaky Gut

No one likes to talk about it much, but "leaky gut," or the inability to completely control one's bowels, is one of the most common problems I face as a geriatrician. This condition usually has its...

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...