Life/Death/Law with Liza Hanks - Dealing with Dementia
In this episode, I’m taking a look at a difficult moment — you visit your parents and realize that your parents just seem…. a little bit different, just not the same as they used to be–more forgetful, more agitated, or suddenly involved with people that you don’t know or trust.
Join me for a candid discussion with Dr. Elizabeth Landsverk, a board-certified physician in Internal medicine, Geriatric medicine, and Palliative care medicine. She’s also the founder of ElderConsult Geriatric Medicine, a practice that offers house-call based medicine to seniors and their families.
Elizabeth offers practical help for those dealing with dementia: how to know if it’s time to take a loved one to be evaluated; what kind of cognitive and behavioral symptoms to worry about (or not to worry about); how to find the right doctor; avoid the wrong medications and offer a loved one with dementia the best possible quality of life. Join us!
I am a practicing estate planning attorney at GCA Law Partners LLP in Mountain View, California and the author of Every Californian's Guide to Estate Planning and The Trustee's Legal Companion. I started Life/Death/Law because I think estate planning isn't really about the documents that lawyers create--it is about the conversations we all need to have about dying with grace and living with purpose.