Late Life Depression

The tragic loss of brilliant comedian, Robin Williams reminds us all that depression is a mighty beast that is not easily conquered.  Late life depression can be particularly debilitating.  Often our seniors are reluctant to seek help for their sadness and many don’t realize that…

Refusing Medications

When dementia patients refuse to take medications, try to remember that one of the symptoms of dementia is poor decision-making. Are you going against their wishes when you persuade a person to take the med? Yes, of course, but you are doing what is best…