ElderHealth Team

Is Medical Cannabis Safe For Dementia Patients?

When we started ElderHealth we knew that one of our most important tenets of care was to meet patients where they were, as well as their goals. We quickly discovered that a lot of our patients were using medical cannabis or were interested in finding out more about it. We hit the books to find …

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Community Spotlight: Harmony Hospice & Bayada Home Health Care

ElderHealth would like to shine a spotlight on helpful community organizations that align with our mission and values. This month, we’d like to share our highest recommendation for Harmony Hospice and Bayada Home Health Care that provide end-of-life care services to geriatric patients in Tucson, Arizona. Every month, Harmony Hospice holds a free community event …

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Vote ElderHealth For Best Community Health And Best Home Care Services

Vote ElderHelath for Arizona’s Daily Star’s 2022 Reader’s Choice Award. This year we’ve been nominated in two categories: Best Community Health and Best Home Care Services. The voting period is July 17 – 31, 2022. You can vote once a day per category. If you vote more than 100 times, you’ll be entered to win a $250 gift card from …

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Press Release: Daughter-Caregiver Greatly Improves Elder Care At Home With ElderHealth’s Geriatric Telemedicine Consultations; Now Available To Arizona Residents

ElderHealth is a medical practice that specializes in geriatric primary care based in Tucson, Arizona; now offers statewide geriatric telemedicine consultations that go beyond the diagnosis with a second opinion and expert advice on prescribed medications, aging in place, cognitive care, and caregiver support within one appointment or as many as you like – covered …

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How Sensory-Rich Experiences Can Help Caregivers Communicate Better With Elderly Patients

“Given the significant advancements in the field of neuroscience, it is now widely recognized that the different sensory-rich experiences human beings encounter every day help to ‘nourish’ the nervous system.” AJ Ayres, 2005 As anyone who has ever been around someone with a cognitive impairment can surely attest, communication can be a challenge. Another challenge …

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New USPSTF Recommendation on Low-Dose Aspirin For Heart Disease Patients Over 60

Have you heard about the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) official announcement that patients over 60 years old are advised against starting aspirin to prevent heart disease? The April 2022 advisory states that people over 60 years old who do not have any previous history of cardiovascular disease should not start taking low-dose …

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Ways to Donate And Support People During The Ukraine Crisis

Since Russia has invaded Ukraine you may be spending much of your time watching the news or reading the latest updates. During these devastating times, many feelings may surface that you might not have anticipated. You are not alone! Many people are going through the same feelings that you are, such as stress, anxiety, anger, …

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Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy benefits and uses for Parkinson’s dyskinesia and depression

In the video, ElderHealth’s nurse practitioner Melissa Koon describes the benefits and uses of Ketamine in treating older adults with Parkinson’s Dyskinesia and/or depression. Learn about the origins and history. Ketamine was most known as the “buddy drug” used as a pain reliever and anesthetic in the Vietnam war. Safe enough for soldiers to administer …

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