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  1. AGEISM - How to recognize it and why it's harmful

    A big part of my job as a geriatrician is fighting ageism. Ageism is defined as discrimination against an individual because of their age and that can...
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  2. Is it time to take your mom out of her senior's home?

    A Geriatrician reviews the pros and cons of taking a family member out of a senior's home, like an assisted living facility, during an infection pande...
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  3. What you need to know about your medications - are they anticholinergic?

    Acetylcholine is a chemical that acts as a neurotransmitter in the body. It has multiple actions, and many medications can block acetylcholine activi...
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  4. The Vulnerable Brain

    When a person's brain has undergone changes from dementia, stroke, injury, or other processes, it can be vulnerable to even seemingly minor disruption...
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  5. When should you ask your Mom if she remembers?

    It can be tempting to try to quiz your family member with dementia in an attempt to stimulate the brain or gauge how much memory loss is present, but ...
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  6. Myths about Memory Tests

    Memory tests like the MoCA can be used to screen for dementia but they have their limitations. Memory tests often have to be adjusted to account for ...
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  7. Never make your family promise not to place you in long-term care!

    It is natural to want to extract a promise from a family member who may be making decisions for you in the future, such as never placing you in long-t...
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  8. Pressure Ulcers - Prevention is Key

    Pressure ulcers (also referred to as "bedsores") cause the breakdown of skin and underlying tissues and are an unfortunate consequence of immobility....
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  9. Parkinson's Disease: More than Movement

    Parkinson's disease is described as a movement disorder, but the symptoms can include more than just movement issues, such as sleep disturbance, chang...
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  10. Holidays with Dementia

    Holiday time can present a challenge when you have a family member living with dementia. Here a re a few tips....
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  11. Did we cure Erma's dementia?

    Reversible causes for cognitive changes should always be considered. Here we describe a case of hypothyroidism mimicking dementia....
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  12. Respite Care

    Being a care partner is a tough role and getting regular respite can be crucial to carrying on for the long haul....
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