ElderConsult is a specialty medical practice providing housecalls, training and education in and around the San Francisco Bay Area focused exclusively on the older individual.

Hope. A Plan. And Peace of Mind.
Addressing Complicated Medical and Behavioral Challenges
Maximize the Quality of Life
Minimizing Medications
Dementia Care for Families, Caregivers and Professionals
Focus on Communication Between the Family and Doctors
Addressing Financial Elder Abuse

 

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Tough Tasks in Dementia: Toothbrushing and Feeding

August 28, 2014

One of the best caregiving techniques from Teepa Snow- how to help someone with dementia brush their teeth or feed themselves. So simple (once you know it!) and so effective. Teepa is coming to Davis and Santa Rosa in September if you would like to see her in person.  www.teepasnow.com

“The Impact of Dementia on Your Family’s Wealth”

August 21, 2014

                                                                                                                                          Please join us in San Mateo on Thursday, September 11th for an important talk about early dementia and financial challenges. How would dementia affect your family’s wealth? What happens if an elder starts giving money away to anyone who asks? What if they start gambling and can’t seem to stop? What are the risk…  [Read entire post...]

When Walking is No Longer an Option

August 13, 2014

When Walking is No Longer an Option In my last post, I wrote about how important I think it is for patients to keep moving, walking, if possible. Of course, for many patients there comes a time when real mobility become impossible. Various health concerns may confine an elder to a wheelchair, or to a…  [Read entire post...]

Music and Dementia: What’s the connection?

July 16, 2014

In my practice, as I see patients with dementia in their homes and in assisted living communities, throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, I am often struck by the difference in patients surrounded by silence, and those surrounded by music. I would attest to the power of music. The most joyous time I saw in…  [Read entire post...]

Dementia Myth No. 3: “Just Give Him a Sleeping Pill. Or a Tranquilizer.”

June 30, 2014

Almost nothing in my practice drives me more nuts than the relaxed attitude both our society and our medical establishment have toward prescribing sleeping pills and tranquilizers to elders, especially to elders with dementia. As I travel around the San Francisco Bay Area doing house calls and treating people with complicated dementia cases, I often…  [Read entire post...]