Vascular Dementia—The Problem Most Don’t Know About

Vascular Dementia—The Problem Most Don’t Know About

Everyone has heard of dementia. And everyone worries about dementia. At age 60, 10 percent of us will have dementia. By age 80, 40 percent of us will. Dementia is damage to the brain, just as heart disease is damage to the heart. The majority of elders who experience...
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 cures. The pitch usually goes something like this: Buy my magic beans. No...
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 types of dementia is called “Lewy body...
Connected Horse: Sparking Joy in those with Dementia

Connected Horse: Sparking Joy in those with Dementia

As a geriatrician doing house calls and specializing in working through difficult situations, one of my core messages to families is that people with dementia can still have meaningful lives. Dementia can be challenging and frustrating, but it does not mean the end of...
Mom Needs Help. Mom Won’t Accept Help. What To Do.

Mom Needs Help. Mom Won’t Accept Help. What To Do.

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