Sought-after doctor teams with Sarasota adult day center to offer care to seniors with dementia

"Dementia Doc" Miguel G. Rivera, M.D., to see patients, offer advisory services to Town Square Sarasota in Palmer Ranch
By: Town Square Sarasota
SARASOTA, Fla. - Aug. 11, 2023 - PRLog -- Since it opened in February 2022, 1950s-themed adult day center Town Square Sarasota has been offering onsite coordinated care to its members through outside medical providers. Now, members – nearly all of whom are seniors living with Alzheimer's and various forms of dementia – will have the ability to make appointments with a local, highly sought-after dementia doctor who has not taken on new patients for some time.

As of mid-July, Miguel G. Rivera, M.D. – a.k.a. the "Dementia Doc" – now offers clinics every other Monday at Town Square Sarasota, exclusively for members of the adult day center, which provides members with meaningful care, engagement and socialization. Dr. Rivera will also provide expert advice to Town Square Sarasota's staff about how to continue best serving its members and their family caregivers.

"Dr. Rivera is a highly respected, highly sought-after expert in his field who practices with tremendous kindness and compassion," said Michael Finn, who co-owns Town Square Sarasota with wife and business partner Sherri Finn. "We are so fortunate to be able to host him at Town Square Sarasota and offer our members access to his leading memory care services to help improve their quality of life."

Dr. Rivera is an adult psychiatrist who has focused exclusively in dementia for the past 20 years. His approach to caring for patients with memory issues includes medication management, as well as holistic alternatives that address common dementia-related symptoms like depression, anxiety, agitation and sleep problems. Modalities he may suggest to patients include physical activity, dietary changes, spending time outside, cognitive stimulation, socialization, music, massage and theater/improvisation.

"Town Square Sarasota is a beautiful location, and the concept of an adult day center that provides opportunities for seniors with memory care issues to socialize is wonderful," Dr. Rivera said. "But the warm personalities and caring hearts of owners Michael and Sherri were really what made me feel like this partnership was a good fit."

A "concierge doctor" who uses a fee-for-service model for billing, Dr. Rivera visits patients via telemedicine, at their homes or facilities, at his office, and now, at Town Square Sarasota when seeing their members. He also consults with families about care options and stress management, works with lawyers on legal issues such as capacity evaluations, and offers speaking engagements.

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