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  • One Half of Commonly Prescribed Medications Increase Falls Among the Elderly

    The European Journal of Public Health has found some important news: Many medications prescribed to the elderly may potentially lead to more harm due to falls, which subsequently can lead to certain life-threatening injuries. It was found that one-half of the 20 most commonly prescribed medications that are used frequently among the older ...
    Posted to Gerotalk (Weblog) on September 3, 2014
  • Frontal-Temporal Dementia

    In the November/December edition of Scientific American-Mind, one of the feature articles discusses an often misdiagnosed illness called Frontal-Temporal Dementia (FTD).  Formerly called Pick's Disease, a disease that has been known about for a number of years but not often diagnosed, it is a form of dementia that obliterates the ...
    Posted to Gerotalk (Weblog) on November 24, 2010
  • Changing Brains

    Are you paying enough attention to your residents' cognitive wellness? Read my latest column on the ADVANCE Web site.
    Posted to Gerotalk (Weblog) on December 31, 2008