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 missed holidays. The take-no-prisoners politics. The social...
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 Parker (1860-1936) became famous for “selling”...
Holidays when a loved one has dementia?

Holidays when a loved one has dementia?

The holidays are coming. We all look forward to the feasts and family time. But what if you have a parent, elder or loved one who is struggling with the beginnings of dementia? What if you return to your family home and realize that Mom or Dad can no longer manage...
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...
Tips for Caring for Loved Ones with Dementia

Tips for Caring for Loved Ones with Dementia

By Elizabeth Landsverk, MD Someone in the United States develops dementia every 66 seconds. The diagnosis is devastating for those who have the disease and also imposes a crushing burden on their families. The decision on the best way to care for a loved one with...