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Dementia and Early Treatments for It: Presentation at Darien Senior Center
September 17 @ 12:30 pmFree
Dr. Allison McElhone, a geriatric specialist with Stamford Health Systems, will be presenting a program on dementia and its early treatments.
A geriatric specialist is a physician who treats the elderly population and the conditions that most commonly affect them. These doctors have special training in the effects of aging on the body and mind of a patient.
Geriatric specialists treat common ailments faced by senior citizens, such as frailty, incontinence, memory problems, arthritis, senility, decreased functioning and more.
In addition, geriatric specialists keep abreast of the different medications that an elderly person is prescribed to treat their more complex health issues in order to decrease adverse side effects and avoid dangerous drug interactions.
You Can Also Get Lunch at the Senior Center
If you’re elderly, you can combine it with lunch at the Senior Center beforehand. A chef prepares a hot lunch Mondays through Fridays at the Senior Center. The cost is $5 and is served at 12 noon, sharp. Here’s the menu. (Reservations have to be made by 11:15 a.m. that day.)