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The Memory Doctor
You may as well call him The Memory Doctor.
Dr. Nathan Herrmann is a memory disorders specialist in the field of mental health in the aging, including dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, depression, and suicide. He is an affiliate scientist/researcher in the Hurvitz Brain Sciences Research Program at Sunnybrook.
He has been referred to as “a remarkable teacher and clinician with encyclopaedic knowledge and a breadth of experience in his field.”
There are very few like him who specialize in geriatric psychiatry in Canada and around the world.
As baby boomers get older and enter their senior years (the “silver tsunami”), dementia and mental health disorders will become even more pervasive.
In The Memory Doctor blog series, Dr. Nathan Herrmann will share his expertise about memory problems in the geriatric population, through regular brief posts on the topics of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and mental health.
There are several medical conditions that are more common in people with dementia, and worth paying particular attention to.
Day programs can ease the journey of caregiving for the caregiver, and lead to an improvement in quality of life for the person with the dementia.
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"My father needs surgery. Will this worsen his dementia?" This is one of the more common questions I get asked as a dementia specialist.
Remember that delusions are part of the illness. Don't take the accusations personally or blame yourself for this behaviour.
With the recent news about an ex-nurse admitting to killing eight seniors in long-term care facilities, are nursing homes safe places?