Articles of Interest

Did you know that almost 75% of dementia cases go undiagnosed until the later stages of the disease? Earlier testing may lead to earlier treatment for many patients, according to this article from Reuters:   Dementia & Diagnosis


Screening Measures

Informant questionnaires provide a reliable source of information about changes in your patient’s cognitive abilities.  Here are several that I use routinely in my practice:

Katz ADL’s

IADLs        IADLs scoring

Geriatric Depression Scale

Satisfaction with Life


The Montreal Cognitive Assessment test is thought by many clinicians to be a superior screening tool than the Mini Mental Status Exam.  You can find it in many different languages here:  MOCA.  There are also detailed instructions about how to administer, score and interpret this test.



Here are some resources my patients often find helpful:

Memory Strategies

The Dangers of Untreated Sleep Apnea

40 Superfoods To Fight Aging


Recovery Programs in the San Francisco Bay Area That Accept MediCal:

Asian American Recovery Services

(415) 541-9404
BAART Behavioral Health Services
(415) 863-3883
Baker Places
(415) 864-1515
Center Point
(415) 456-6655
Options Recovery
1931 Center Street
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 666-9552
Haight Ashbury Free Clinics
Center for Recovery (co-ed)
(415) 746-1967 ext. 3800
Salvation Army
(415) 503-3000
The Latino Commission
(650) 244-1444
Walden House
(415) 934-3450
(415) 934-3409
Traumatic Brain Injury Factsheets:


Listserv :

If you offer services to older adults in Marin County, you may be interested in joining the Aging in Marin listserv. A listserv is an easy way for groups of people to share resources and communicate.  This is not a venue for promoting your goods or services. The focus is on sharing resources with one another.


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