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Mental health is a complex area of medicine, but there are steps caregivers can take to learn about mental illness, support their loved ones and ensure they get necessary treatments.

Caregivers often need more assistance than they are willing to ask for. Geriatric care managers are a relatively new elder care resource that many may not even be aware of. See if your family could benefit from a GCM's services and learn how to find one who is a good match for you situation.

You look to your loved one’s doctor to address lifestyle choices that affect their health, but driving cessation falls into a grey area for many physicians. Discover why MDs find this conversation so tricky and tips for successfully tackling the issue.

As a practicing physician for more than two decades, I was always interested in what created the most successful outcome for a patient.

What makes for a good relationship between a patient and their physician? A doctor's perspective on how to help your physician help you.

Doctors are in increasingly short supply, so it's not uncommon for patients to spend more time with physician assistants and nurse practitioners during appointments. Is one of these providers any better or worse than the others?

Once my father got sick, I quickly learned when to accept physicians’ suggestions and when to stand up for what I felt was best for him. The pressure to make medical decisions can be intense, but in the end, nobody knows your loved one better than you do.

The ability of an adult with cognitive decline to function normally during a doctor's appointment, then revert back to their impaired state once they're home is a common (and frustrating) phenomenon.

What is a geriatric psychiatrist and how can they help caregivers and seniors? Caring for older adults requires a special understanding of their physical, emotional and social needs.

The revival of the doctor house call is underway, according to recent research. Discover what this trend means for the future of elder healthcare.

The “Cranky Old Man” is a touching poem about aging that has moved countless caregivers around the world to tears. But where did it really come from?

Americans spend ten times longer searching for a new car than they do researching the right doctor. Part of the problem is that picking a quality doctor or hospital can be tricky. What can a caregiver do to find a reliable care provider?

Hospitalist is the term used to describe a physician who focuses on treating and coordinating care for people who have been hospitalized. These doctors are generally board-certified internists who are trained to be intimately familiar with the ins and outs of hospital care.

Many people aren’t comfortable pursuing honest conversations with physicians, but a lack of communication between caregivers and doctors can be detrimental to seniors’ health outcomes.

A geriatrician’s advice on what to do when your elderly loved one refuses to go to the doctor. The first step is to try and understand what's behind your elderly loved one's refusal to go to a doctor.

Ageism isn’t just hurtful—it is also harmful. When health care professionals perpetuate ageist attitudes, senior patients’ health care outcomes suffer.

When your elderly loved one is having a medical problem, you want to get them a doctor's appointment as soon as possible. Here are 5 ways you can get a doctor's appointment sooner for your elderly loved one.

Doctors may not always be honest with their patients. Some doctors refuse to tell their patients the whole truth and may even lie to a patient.

A confrontational nurse or an overbearing doctor can make appointments unpleasant, scary and even dangerous for a senior and their caregiver. Research indicates that overbearing doctors whose demeanor discourages communication has a negative effect on the quality of care a person receives.

Whether your aging loved one is in denial about their health or intentionally withholding information during doctor’s appointments, it’s vital to find ways to help the physician see the truth about their situation.