WHEN IT’S TIME TO SEE A GERIATRICIAN

If you’re in your 60s or 70s, you may have wondered if you should start seeing a geriatrician instead of, or in addition to, your primary care provider. These are family doctors or internists with special training in the health needs of older adults. About 30 percent of people over age 65 need one, according […]

Caregiving Language – Use It to Uplift and Embrace

If you are caring for someone who is living with Alzheimer’s disease, maybe you can relate to this experience: “Are you with me or not?” my father asked sternly. “Yes, I’m with you!” I replied without hesitation. Alzheimer’s disease had progressed between the mid- to late-stage of the disease for my father. I scanned his […]

How to Discuss Unsafe Driving with a Senior

In the 29 years that I handled personal injury lawsuits, most of them were car accidents. I represented injured people hundreds of times. In cases where a victim had been hit by an older driver who should never have been behind the wheel in the first place, I always wondered why no one had addressed […]