Entries by bellamyfields

Dewy Decimal

Listen to hear Dr. John Hopkins of Bellamy Fields and Watson Fields address a variety of interesting geriatric subjects. If you have an idea for a future podcast, contact Dr. John Hopkins.

New Etchasketch

Listen to hear Dr. John Hopkins of Bellamy Fields and Watson Fields address a variety of interesting geriatric subjects. If you have an idea for a future podcast, contact Dr. John Hopkins.

Pseudo Dementia

Listen to hear Dr. John Hopkins of Bellamy Fields and Watson Fields address a variety of interesting geriatric subjects. If you have an idea for a future podcast, contact Dr. John Hopkins.

PASS THE BUCK, PLEASE

Or “the buck doesn’t stop here…” For the first time recently, a new family pointed out some negative comments by former staff about Bellamy and Watson on social media. The buck does stop with me, so I don’t brush off the comments or try to explain them away and I absolutely take responsibility for everything […]

INFLUENZA

I was telling a Bellamy family about Pest Island, near New Castle, where ships from Europe used to be stopped and checked for infectious diseases, then quarantined if the sailors were sick, so the diseases would not move inland on the tide and cause epidemics in Portsmouth, Dover and among merchants moving goods to other […]

#Butwhy?

While reviewing a pile of referrals recently, a few stood out as remarkably futile, at first glance and I was reminded of a recent NY Times article about sending old people, seemingly at the end of their lives, out for skilled rehabilitation services. If you’ve been in the acute care system for a few years, […]

Truth-Telling and Dementia

A New York Times article (among other sources) made reference to telling the truth to someone with dementia (Alzheimer’s)… …or more to the point, lying to the person if the question would evoke a painful response or memory…”Looking for your mother, Johnny? She’s been dead for 20 years!” And worse, the infamous, “I just told […]