In the Media This month PBS will air the documentary “Every Minute Counts” on January 25 at 10 p.m. Eastern Time. The one-hour program will discuss the cost associated with …Continue Reading
Tag Archives: Alzheimer’s Disease
Alzheimer’s Care in Nursing Homes: Moving Away From Medicating
Most people say they fear getting Alzheimer’s disease more than they fear heart disease, stroke, diabetes, or cancer, according to a number of recent polls. And a large number even …Continue Reading
Nursing Home Residents With Alzheimer’s: Drugged to Death?
Despite strict government warnings and national initiatives cracking down on administering antipsychotic drugs to older people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia, dangerous abuses persist. The practice is particularly pernicious …Continue Reading
What To Do When Dad’s Memory is Bad But He Refuses To See a Doctor
You are not the first adult child to face this frustration, and you won’t be the last. After caring for two parents with different types of dementia, I can tell …Continue Reading
Is It Mild Cognitive Impairment or Dementia?
As studies of brain health and aging focus and evolve, the term “Mild Cognitive Impairment,” or MCI, is frequently bandied about by doctors and other care providers—and often without much …Continue Reading
Geropsychologists Meet the Mental Health Needs of Aging Adults
Geropsychology is “the specialized field of psychology concerned with the psychological, behavioral, biological, and social aspects of aging,” with clinical geropsychology (which is what I do) as the applied version …Continue Reading