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Treatment Options For Dementia

In this post, I want to discuss treatment options for a person diagnosed with Dementia. By now, I hope that you have read the previous posts, including when memory changes are abnormal, different types of Dementia, and what a geriatric memory clinic evalua
Apr 17th, 2021

Dementia is an Umbrella Term

What is Dementia? In this post, I want to talk about Dementia. The word Dementia basically means loss of cognitive function.
Apr 2nd, 2021

Could This Be Dementia?

By. Dr. Golnosh Sharafsaleh MD. As a geriatrician, who specializes in memory disease I see patients almost daily for memory-related issues.
Mar 28th, 2021

(Don't) Give Me A Break: Osteoporosis and You

Osteoporosis and You Osteoporosis (aa·stee·ow·pr·ow·suhs) literally means "porous bone." The bones become weak as a result of the body losing too much or not creating enough bone.
Mar 21st, 2021

At What Age Should I Stop Driving?

Do you ever wonder when it may be time to stop driving? In the United States, driving is an essential part of most people's lives. For older adults, driving can help maintain independence.
Mar 15th, 2021

How Safe are Over-The-Counter Medicines for Older Adults?

Common Over-The-Counter Medicines and Side Effects I hope you enjoyed this blog post on over the counter medications and safety. Our goal at Golden Oak Medicine is to educate our patients and the public on aging related topics.
Mar 15th, 2021

When to See a Geriatrician

We as geriatricians are doctors who specialize in the care of older adults, usually aged 65 years and older. We take a holistic approach to caring for older adults.
Mar 15th, 2021

Frailty and Aging

Frailty is a decrease in the body's ability to handle stress and is a predictor of poor outcomes.
Mar 15th, 2021

Don't Let Falls Get You Down

Age should not be the reason older adults fall, it is only a small risk factor. Did you know that falls are one of the most common events that threaten the independence of older adults? Complications of falls are the leading cause of...
Mar 15th, 2021

What Happens When We Age?

Updated: Mar 15 How do we age, and how does aging increase our risk of developing chronic disease?
Mar 13th, 2021