Here is a sweet letter from the husband of one of our residents. letter from Chuck Wilson
When Ron’s dad Frank relaxed into dementia, Ron and I often struggled with how to approach Father’s Day. (read more) deborahshousewrites.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/fathers-day-tips-four-fabulous-ways-to-celebrate-when-dad-has-dementia/
# 7 is Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps.
A person with Alzheimer’s disease may put things in unusual places. They may lose things and be unable to go back over their steps to find them again. Sometimes, they may accuse others of stealing. This may occur more frequently over time. To see the rest of this article follow this link: http://www.alz.org/alzheimers_disease_10_signs_of_alzheimers.asp#signs
People with dementia commonly are undernourished, and long-term care providers should take steps to evaluate these residents’ eating habits and maximize nutrition, according to a new report from Alzheimer’s Disease International. “Under-nutrition” is the most common dietary problem related to dementia according to the report. It affects up to 30% of residents in long-term care facilities. Read more . . McKnight’s Long Term Care News
Taking high doses of vitamin E appears to help people in all stages of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study suggests.
Research a decade ago showed that vitamin E was helpful in late-stage Alzheimer’s disease. Now a study published Tuesday by the Journal of the American Medical Association finds the benefits extend to people with mild to moderate forms of the disease.
“This looks very promising,” said lead researcher Mary Sano, director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center, and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, both in New York City.
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