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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A Reclining Wheelchair is not a Luxury

February 16, 2015

I was recently caring for an elderly gentleman who was getting weaker and walking less and less. He lives in a skilled nursing facility. Whenever one of my patients begins to move less, I begin to worry more. Once the elderly begin to really slow down, it’s difficult to for them to regain any strength…  [Read entire post…]

A Call for Greater Dementia Awareness

February 3, 2015

As I was clicking around the Internet recently, I came across a letter from the British Secretary of State for Health, calling upon local authorities to promote greater awareness of dementia, to try to diagnose dementia early and to encourage both patients and their caregivers to take advantage of supportive therapies. Wow. The British are…  [Read entire post…]

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…]