Dementia

Dementia is not a specific disease. It’s an overall term that describes a wide range of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills severe enough to reduce a person’s ability to perform everyday activities. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia.

Dementia can’t be cured, but there are treatments. Early diagnosis allows a person to get the maximum benefit from available treatments and provides an opportunity to participate in clinical trials.

Over the Counter Medications for Constipation

The Big No Go

Constipation in older adults is common and affects quality of life. When severe, it can be life threatening. This article reviews the latest treatments and thoughts about prevention.

/ May 1, 2019

Hip Fractures, an Age-Old, Old Age Misery

In the U.S, there are 300,000 hip fractures a year in people 65 and older, and that number is going up.

/ January 15, 2019

Deadly Delirium

The day I showed up at the hospital, Pat’s nightmare had been running almost ceaselessly for several weeks. I found him tossing in bed, sweat pouring from his face, as he strained against the cloth ties tethering his wrists to...

/ December 15, 2017