Dementia Increases Likelihood of Readmission for Heart Patients

Another recent study provides further proof that healthcare professionals must consider the effect of dementia on hospital readmissions. As we discussed in a previous blog post, many individuals with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease will suffer from the 3 diagnostic areas of focus and will be hospitalized. Those with dementia are at greater risk for readmissionContinue reading “Dementia Increases Likelihood of Readmission for Heart Patients”

Making the Most of an Appointment with Physician

Susan’s latest monthly column for Gannett Newspapers addresses the importance of communication with the primary care physician. The column, entitled “Talk with doctor is so vital,” recommends steps to take to make the most of your visits, as well as helpful suggestions if you are a caregiver for an older adult. As with any relationship,Continue reading “Making the Most of an Appointment with Physician”