How Much Is This Going To Hurt? Let Me Look Into My Crystal Ball……

     If you’ve read this blog before, you’ve noticed my interest in our ever-changing healthcare system as it relates to the patient experience.  It’s time for an update!  In...

Comfort Animals….or Pets?

Speaking from the perspective of one who has worked in hospitals for many years, the value of animal comfort and contact simply cannot be overstated.  For staff and patients, Pet...

I Answer to You

I answer to you, not a third-party payer. That means your satisfaction is my highest priority.

Anosognosia: Not Just a Primitive Defense Mechanism

  Anosognosia is a technical term that refers to a lack of awareness of deficit.   The hallmark is a puzzling inability to recognize major symptoms, such as paralysis on...

Is It Like This At Saks 5th Ave?

Imagine one day you determine you need a new sweater.  You have to go to Saks Fifth Avenue, because it’s the only store in your city, but you have to...

For Doctors: The Best for You and Your Patients

This is a post especially for doctors who refer to neuropsychologists.  I recently sent out a flyer detailing this new way for your patients to access neuropsychology services, and below...

“Gone Girl” and the Borderline Personality Disorder

The book “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn was a hit as soon as it came off the presses in 2012, and for good reason.  It’s a razor-sharp dissection of human...

Is It Dementia? Comment on the NYT Story

So first let me say, “Well done, Paula Span!”  I like the NYT article on differentiating signs of dementia from other problems affecting cognition: http://newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/10/21/is-it-really-dementia/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0 It’s reasoned, calm, and informative, which...

CTE and Domestic Violence: Reason Is Conspicuously Absent

Today’s headline was stark: Boston University researchers have found a link between traumatic brain injury and domestic violence. Temporal lobe lesions were reported in retired football players, which researchers speculated...

Does Social Media Change Your Brain/Make You An Addict/Cause Dementia/Cure Dementia?

The American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN) has its own Facebook page, which is ironic since I wrote a short comment on social media and the brain for the AACN...

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