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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.

Habilitation

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.

Bargaining

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.

How It All Began

Find out when and why I knew establishing Bellamy Fields and Watson Fields was the right thing to do.

Not All Dementia is Alzheimer's

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.

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.