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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How Can You Avoid the Flu?

January 27, 2015

There are steps you can take in your daily life to help protect you from getting the flu: • #1 Best Step: Wash your hands often with soap and water at least 20 seconds to create a full lather and to reach all crevices of your hands and wrists • Use an alcohol-based hand rub/sanitizer…  [Read entire post…]

Denial and the Patient: “It’s not intentional. It’s brain damage.”

January 22, 2015

Adult children often contact us here at ElderConsult and complain, “I just can’t get my Mom/Dad/Grandparent/Uncle/Aunt to see that their mental facility is really a problem.” It’s so, so important for those us who care for people with dementia to remember this: Their behavior may be strange. It may be exasperating. It may be confusing.…  [Read entire post…]

Denial and the Family

January 16, 2015

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…]

Hey Doc, I Just Heard About This New Miracle Pill/Supplement/Treatment…

December 16, 2014

‘Hey Doc, I just heard about this new miracle pill/supplement/treatment’… I hear this all the time as I travel around the San Francisco Bay Area doing house calls for elderly patients and for patients with dementia. There’s a lot of talk these days about how the beginning of the 21st century is going to be…  [Read entire post…]