“Drug-Induced/Iatrogenic Dementia: A Perfect Crime” By all accounts, the woman, in her late 60s, appeared to have severe dementia. She was largely incoherent. Her short-term memory was terrible. She couldn’t focus on questions that medical… Read More
Medications can be lifesaving by performing critical tasks such as keeping blood sugar at safe levels, hearts thumping rhythmically, and moods afloat. Yet side effects and interactions between drugs (both prescription and nonprescription drugs) may...
From the American Geriatrics Society. Delirium is an acute decline in cognitive function and attention and represents acute brain failure. Postoperative delirium is recognized as the most common surgical complication in older adults, occurring in… Read More
By Sydney Lupkin and Elizabeth Lucas and Victoria Knight. Dozens of patient advocacy groups, like the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation and the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, recently appeared in national advertisements objecting… Read More
New scam targeting Medicare users. By Tricia Kean, KNTV Las Vegas. Martin Thuna recently received a call. “The lady said I’m calling from Medicare. I want to go over your health insurance. You are Martin… Read More