You do not need a doctor to tell you that you or your loved one is getting old.
The aches and pains, the slow reactions, and the full medicine cabinet already tell you that. (I almost forgot – there also may be memory loss.)
But you do need a special doctor – a Geriatrician – to make sure that your loved one is getting the proper care. As we get older, and our minds and bodies change, our systems react differently to treatments and medications.
What should you do? My guest on this episode of Toula’s Tips for Caregivers is Dr. Raphael Balbino, is a Geriatrician with the AgeWell Institute at Baptist Medical Center. AgeWell is the premier health care program for seniors.
More importantly, he can help you to get the best care for you and your loved one, to relieve the stress and sense of loss that we all sometimes feel.