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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Denial and the Family

November 25, 2014

As I do geriatric house calls around the Bay Area, adult children and other relatives of my patients often say, “He’s just not the way he used to be. Why can’t he be the way he used to be?” Children and other family members often struggle to accept that an elder has dementia. • Sometimes…  [Read entire post…]

Always Check the Meds First

November 19, 2014

Often, people forget that there are several kinds of dementia. It’s not just Alzheimer’s. After Alzheimer’s, the next most common type of dementia is vascular dementia. This is caused by tiny strokes in the brain that damage neural connections. Patients with vascular dementia tend to act normal in many areas, but have “blind spots” as…  [Read entire post…]

Things Really Become Different As You Age

November 4, 2014

  Elders sometimes tell me that they feel younger on the inside than they do on the outside. I get that. I think most of us form a mental picture of ourselves somewhere between 25 and 35. Our mental image doesn’t change, even as our bodies keep getting older and older. That’s why it can…  [Read entire post…]

Listen to Ann Kositsky, NP interview on the Aging Boomers radio show!

November 2, 2014

Ann Kositsky, Nurse Practitioner at ElderConsult,  who specializes in Geriatrics and dementia care, discusses types of dementia helping distinguishing the differences between normal forgetfulness or signs of dementia. She is interviewed by Frank Samsom of the Aging Boomers radio pod cast. http://www.seniorcareauthority.com/radio-show/forgetfulness-signs-dementia/  

Guest post: Palliative Care by the People, for the People: A Call for a New Grassroots Movement

October 23, 2014

Excellent article by local RN and author J. Redwing Keyssar What Do We Want? Humane, holistic affordable health care especially at the end of our lives When Do We Want It? Now! Most “Baby Boomers” — numbering in the millions — are going to die during the next 25-40 years. It’s not something we like…  [Read entire post…]