Have you been worried about an older person’s memory or thinking abilities? Maybe your parent has seemed more confused recently. Or you may have noticed that your aging spouse is repeating herself, or struggling to do things that didn’t use to pose much of a problem. These are very common concerns, and they often lead […]
Free Live Webinar in June: How to Help Reluctant Older Parents
Have you been worried about aging parents who are refusing to address health or safety issues? Are you struggling to figure out what, if anything, can be done to get them to accept changes?
If you’ve been wondering “What are we going to do about Mom?”, I can help.
In this free online workshop, I’ll explain how geriatricians like myself get older people to accept the help they need, so that you can help your aging parent live better in their later years.
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Many commonly-used medications affect memory brain function in the short-term and in the long-term. These can make Alzheimer’s symptoms worse, and have been linked to developing dementia. Here are the four types of medications to avoid, or use with caution.
Here’s how to know if you should be worried about hypertension treatment. Learn to make sure BP is measured accurately, what BP to aim for, & what to ask the doctor.
Learn to prevent falls in older adults by making sure you get the right evaluation after a fall happens. Here are eight things that should be checked at the doctor’s office.
Delirium is a state of worse-than-usual mental confusion, which affects up to 30% of older adults during hospitalization and has been linked with acceleration of cognitive decline. It’s even more common after major surgery and in the intensive care unit. Learn to take steps to prevent this dangerous complication, and to get help quickly if you think your older relative has been affected.
Learn what type of medical information is most useful to keep copies of. This post lists the pros and cons of going low-tech versus high-tech with personal health records. I also cover three key questions to ask yourself, before choosing a method of keeping copies of medical information.
Dr. K provides advice to a person who thinks her mom has dementia, and whose question starts with “My loving, Jewish mother is 92 and has turned into a rude, abusive foul-mouthed woman who I no longer recognize.”