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Gayle Gwozdz

My name is Gayle and I am an adult nurse practitioner (APRN)whose practice has focused on geriatrics in long term care facilities, evaluating and prescribing medications for medical and psychiatric conditions. I presently perform geriatric home assessments and physical exams in patients' homes. I can answer questions related to assisting adult children in keeping their parents at home, advising when a specialist should be consulted, advising if medications may be causing certain new problems that have arisen. Having cared for my dad with Alzheimer's for 14 years I am quite knowledgeable about what is normal and abnormal when it comes to this disease. I can help direct individuals to resources and support services that they may be unaware of. Lastly, I can make recommendations that can be brought back to the patient's doctor if he/she is willing to consider alternatives to the current treatment plan regarding a particular issue or medical problem.

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2016-08-10 unexplained unexpected weight loss:

Hi Chris,    Thank you for your kind words.    With the new information I did some research to find a website that would compute your body mass index (BMI). In checking different sites I found that some

2016-08-09 unexplained unexpected weight loss:

Dear Chris,    Based upon the limited information provided my gut instinct would be to say no because it appears to be a gradual weight loss over time and sometimes when individuals get older, their appetite

2016-07-07 Friend's Elderly Mother:

Hi Alicia,    Thank you for your concern and your question regarding your friend's elderly mother.    Yes, I have heard of this before, in fact, it is fairly common among the elderly as the brain begins

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