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It is estimated that one fourth to one third of patients transitioning in care will be re-hospitalized within 30 days due to preventable complications. The following risk factors have been identified as increasing the risk of hospital readmission within the first 30 days. The more risk factors the greater the likelihood the patient would benefit […]

The Seven Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease Asking the same question over and over again. Repeating the same story, word for word, again and again. Forgetting how to cook, or how to make repairs, or how to play cards—activities that were previously done with ease and regularity. Losing one’s ability to pay bills or balance […]

This is a letter I recently wrote to review a new diagnosis of dementia with a patient who requested a consultation from the home memory disorders program. This is not meant to establish a provider patient relationship with the reader but merely to inform and help you prepare for your visit with your primary care […]

It comes as a surprise to many people that often times the underlying cause is not known and may not be known without subjecting a person to more pain and suffering. In these instances targeting the symptoms of discomfort becomes the more humane method of treatment.

There appears to be trend of Americans being misdiagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. While it is true that Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common form of dementia and perhaps the most feared disease of the aging. Many conditions and the medications used to treat them can mimic a condition that looks like dementia. Following are 8 conditions that can often seem to look like Alzheimer’s Dementia: