WHAT’S IN A NAME? 150 150 Lauren Ellerman

No, I am not talking about Shakespeare… I am talking about the names of various medical diagnosis – Dementia / Alzheimer’s Disease / Depression. What to these names mean, and do we use them inappropriately?

Dan and I put on a seminar this Monday with a local Geriactric physician, Dr. Gary Oberlender. Dr. Oberlender shared with the group that yes, these terms may be used inappropriately. He also discussed the very detailed analysis required to diagnose Dementia and/or Alzheimer’s Disease correctly. I think you would be amazed at what is required to properly diagnose someone. For more information, check our Dr. Oberlender’s website – www.seniorevaluations.com. How can you treat someone correctly, if they haven’t been correctly diagnosed? I think you know the answer to that question, you can’t.

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Lauren Ellerman

In 2011, Lauren Ellerman was named "Young Lawyer of the Year" by the Roanoke Bar Association for her work in the community. To speak with Lauren about your personal injury case, contact her at lellerman@frithlawfirm.com.

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