Behavioral/Mental Health

Help for Behavioral Health Issues

Dr. Elliott Stein and Charles Symes Dr. Stein, Chief of Geriatric Psychiatry and Charles Symes of Alegre Home Care join us today. Mental health issues affect us when we’re younger, but may go untreated or not recognized. They can get worse over time and then person can also get dementia on top of that. We’ll …

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When and how to get a medical marijuana prescription

Mitcho Thompson, Community Liaison, Peace in Medicine Did you know that the greatest increase in usage of medical marijuana is in seniors? It can be an alternative for prescription medications (with less side effects). We’ll discuss when and how to get a recommendation from a doctor to explore using medical cannabis. PeaceinMedicine.orgHere is a link …

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Brian de Vries

How Can American Men Cope with Aging?

Brian de Vries, Ph.D., Professor, Gerontology Program, San Francisco State University This is a unique topic. How do men age without a chip on their shoulder when they can’t do what they used to or don’t have what they always had? Brian de Vries, Ph.D., Professor, Gerontology Program

Improving Quality of Life for Those With Brain Injuries

Dr. Michael Fraga, Neuropsychologist, Neuropsychological Associates. What can quality of life mean if you have a brain injury, whether from a bicycle accident, stroke or disease? Dr. Fraga will tell us about his amazing work with patients and the improvements they make to increase their quality of life and regain independence.

Why We Fear Death and Dislike Talking About It!

Patrick Arbore, Director of The Friendship Line Institute on Aging, San Francisco. Patrick is one of my favorite guests. He’ll discuss why we fear death, dislike talking about it, and what the fear of death can lead to: depression, drinking in excess, and leaving our loved ones guessing at what our wishes might have been …

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