Geriatric Care

A veteran in providing geriatric healthcare, including treatment of Alzheimer's and other cognitive problems, Michael C. Brown, MD offers comprehensive diagnostic, treatment and preventive care to older adults throughout the greater Seattle area. At Marina Medical, located in Normandy Park, WA, Dr. Brown and his medical staff oversee healthcare for the area’s growing population of patients over age 65. Medicaid is accepted.

Geriatric Care Q & A

What is geriatric care?

 

Geriatric care focuses on providing comprehensive medical services to patients over the age of 65, which today represents about 14% of the total population in the United States, thanks to aging baby boomers and an increased life expectancy. At Marina Medical, Dr. Brown offers a holistic, client-centered approach to meeting the unique health needs of older adults. This includes annual wellness exams, computer-assisted cognitive testing and therapeutic, preventive, and rehabilitative services for illness and chronic conditions that are more prevalent among older adults.

Older adults often see various specialists and take multiple medications. Dr. Brown serves as a point of contact to oversee and help coordinate referrals to specialists when needed. He is available to help explain both the bigger picture of coordinated treatment strategy and the details of particular treatments or procedures.

What illness and conditions are common in patients over age 65?

 

According to the Centers for Disease Control, two out of every three adults over the age of 65 in this country suffer from multiple chronic conditions.

 

Among the most common are:

  • Arthritis

  • Heart disease

  • Cancer

  • Depression

  • Osteoporosis

  • Shingles

  • Alzheimer’s disease

  • Obesity

 

What type of preventative medicine does Dr. Brown offer for older adults?

 

In many cases, chronic conditions and diseases are preventable. In addition to providing comprehensive health screenings and immunizations, Dr. Brown offers lifestyle counsel and education that can help older adults maintain optimum health. These include stress reduction techniques (onsite meditation and yoga classes are available), nutrition workshops (also available onsite), and individual movement and functional fitness training (also onsite).

What can be done to detect or slow the process of Alzheimer’s?

 

Dementia, particularly of the Alzheimer’s type, is a growing problem that by some estimates affect up to 11% of people over age 65. Onset is frequently often overlooked by patients and loved ones alike. Often medical care is not sought until well into the disease process. This is unfortunate. Treatment is available but needs to be started early for maximum effect. Treatment slows progression of memory loss but does not reverse the process. For this reason, Marina Medical recommends periodic Computer Assisted Cognitive Testing.

What is Computer Assisted Cognitive Testing?

 

At Marina Medical we encourage testing for early signs of Alzheimer's. We offer sensitive Computer Assisted Cognitive Testing and can detect signs of dementia before it becomes obvious. We can then start treatment much sooner than would otherwise be possible. This could make the difference between remaining independent or needing custodial care during the later years of life. 

For the person being examined, Computer Assisted Cognitive Testing is a simple, painless process that utilizes a computer touch screen. It is conducted confidentially and in private.

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19901 First Avenue South Suite 409,

Normandy Park, WA 98148

Tel: 206-878-8600

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