“This Story Needs to Be Shared: A Drug-Induced Dementia?” by Ellen Belk

A Drug-Induced Dementia? Our Family Ordeal with an Over-Medicated Elder” is Ellen Belk’s powerful story of her father, whose “precautionary trip to the emergency room” following a fall in the bathroom “resulted in a 39 day tumultuous tour through the Hospital and Rehab system.”

Belk, a former broadcast journalist, writes and speaks about her experiences as a non-medical health activist advocating for better and more holistic care of people with Alzheimer’s and related dementias.

For a vigorous discussion of medication problems affecting elders in the hospital, see Belk’s post and readers’ comments at “This Story Needs to be Shared” in the Elder Care Professionals group on LinkedIn.