Don't let the diagnosis take over your life
Your loved one is more than their dementia diagnosis
Geriatric Telemedicine Consultations
Do you feel like your needs as an older adult are overlooked?
We help older adults identify and treat geriatric syndromes such as overmedication, chronic disease, and cognitive health symptoms.
Did I receive an accurate diagnosis?
We can give you a second opinion and more information about a diagnosis. Learn about alternative therapies and prescriptions to share with your primary care doctor.
How do I care for someone with dementia day-to-day?
We can help you manage daily struggles, provide medical advice and tips on practical living.
How do I communicate with someone with dementia?
We will show you how to discover the best ways to talk to your loved one.
How do I keep a dementia patient safe at home?
We’ll help you figure out a care plan by providing resources and recommendations to stay home safely.
When is the right time to find a adult care facility?
We provide information on how to find the best fit memory care and adult care facilities in Arizona.
Four easy steps to schedule your first geriatric telemedicine consultation
We provide statewide virtual appointments via video conference to Arizona residents
Questions About Geriatric Care, Dementia, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's Disease - Answered
We have a geriatric doctor, nurse practitioners, and social workers available to listen, answer questions, and provide solutions for your individual care routines.
How We Help You Beyond The Diagnosis...
Did you know a dementia diagnosis is accurate only 90% of the time?
A general practitioner or primary care doctor is usually the first contact when concerns about thinking or memory arise. They will review your medical history and may carry out a brief test of memory and concentration. If there’s a possibility of dementia, the patient may be referred to a specialist or memory center. Your choice of doctor is up to you – so if after your visit you are still concerned, you may wish to ask for a second opinion.
Many neurocognitive disorders are mistakenly labeled as “dementia,” when older patients exhibit symptoms of cognitive impairment and decline. People with significant memory loss, behavior or personality changes may be classified as having a Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). There are also other neurocogitive conditions such as progressive supranuclear palsy that is commonly misdiagnosed as Parkinson’s disease. More research, observation, and consultations with a specialist are needed to properly diagnose these neurocognitive disorders.
ElderHealth is a medical group with a geriatrician, nurse practitioners, and social workers that specialize in cognitive care. We also have a referral directory of neurologists, geriatric psychiatrists, and neuropsychologists that are available to you upon request.
- Alzheimer’s disease
- vascular dementia
- Parkinson’s disease
- Lewy body disease
- frontotemporal degeneration
- traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- prion disease, transmissible spongiform encephalopathies, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is the most common
- Huntington’s disease
We offer additional insight into issues that you’re having with a diagnosis, medications, and lifestyle changes. We can help you find additional information and resources to help you manage daily struggles in routines, behavior, and environment. During your telemedicine appointment you will be connected with a specialist that will assist you with your specific needs and concerns. Then you can take the information and advice discussed to your existing primary care doctor. We also consult with caregivers, nurses, families and care partners to maximize success with providing geriatric and memory care at home.
Speak With an ElderHealth
No more second-guessing! Schedule a one-hour virtual consultation.
Caregiver Support and Training
- Caregiver education
- Resource guides for caregivers
- Phone support
- Engaging community resources for in-home care and assistance
- Support transitioning to facility care as needed
ElderHealth Resource Library
All ElderHealth members can save time and energy with the help of our curated virtual resource library.
- Book Recommendations: Books about dementia for caregivers and children, activity books, and more.
- Online Resources: Safe and vetted online support groups, classes, and forums.
- Educational Videos: Tutorials on technology, health and wellbeing, and activities for dementia patients. Please check out our event calendar for our next webinar and Q&A session.