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Dr. Lionel Lim

Geriatrics
Avon, CT
24 years experience

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Geriatrics

Hospital-based practice

Internal Medicine

Palliative Care

Preventive Medicine

Licenses

United States: Connecticut

Languages spoken

English

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7 Answers
3 Agrees
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lionel Lim
Geriatrics 24 years experience
Possibly: Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia. It often starts of with memory difficulties and slowly worsens to the point that other cognitive domains are affected, such as the ability to do routine things like dressing or driving. There may also be language or speech difficulties, and inability to recognize familiar people. However, other medical conditions can also mimic dementia.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lionel Lim
Geriatrics 24 years experience
Exercise and calcium: Regular weight-bearing exercise like jogging as well as a diet rich in calcium and vitamin d. It is also important to quit cigarettes if you smoke and to avoid alcohol in excess. Certain medications are associated with osteoporosis such as corticosteroids. Therefore talk to your doctor about them. Older post menopausal women and men with certain risk factors should undergo bone density screening.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lionel Lim
Geriatrics 24 years experience
Bisphosphonates : Bisphosphonates like alendronate (fosamax) and risedronate (actonel) are often used as first line drugs in post menopausal and senile osteoporosis. They have excellent effectiveness in reducing the risk of spine and hip fractures. They are available as an oral medication taken once a week. There is also an intravenous bisphosphonate, zolendronic acid (reclast), that is given once a year.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lim is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lim is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Sydney Faculty of Medicine, Australia
Graduated 1997MD

Residency

NEW YORK DOWNTOWN HOSPITAL
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