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Driving and Dementia Part 2

  Dr. John Hopkins with part 2 of driving with dementia, discussing concerns about family members with dementia and when it is right to revoke driving privileges. John Hopkins ? Dementia and Driving Part 2

Driving and Dementia

Dr. John Hopkins discusses how to approach someone with dementia and concerns about safe driving. John Hopkins ? Driving and Dementia

Electroconvulsive Therapy

Electroconvulsive therapy is being carefully developed at McLean Hospital in Boston for applications in people with profound behavioral ?disturbances . It worked 35 years ago in our geriatric program and I have high hopes for its success…

Apathy and Indifference

Apathy and Indifference Some ordinary psychological states of mind take on new neurological meaning in people with dementia. Apathy and indifference are examples.

Lewy Body Dementia

The movement challenges of Parkinson's Syndrome and the cognitive declines of dementia combine, to make dementia with Lewy bodies a special treatment focus in assisted living.


Listen to Dr. Hopkins talk about different topics about dementia, and how basic approaches to dementia care get new names and a face lift every few years.


End of life care brings out the best is people, usually, but it?s a challenge to get through the mixed emotions around the impending deaths of family members.

Delirium 3

This is part 3 of a 3 part series. Dementia with episodic delirium

Delirium 1

This is part 1 of a 3 part series. Surgery is hard on people with dementia and often induces delirium. Families play important roles in identifying post-op mental status changes, so medical teams can intervene.