Tag Archives: alzheimer’s disease

Movie Review – “Still Alice”: Alzheimer’s Disease on Film

by Spencer Matthew As with most other chronic and progressive diseases, Alzheimer’s disease affects not only the person afflicted with it but also friends and family members. Because Alzheimer’s is neurological in nature, causing deterioration in the brain, the memory … Continue reading

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Would These 3 Steps Prevent Elder Abuse?

We know what safe, gentle, patient, compassionate care looks like and there are many organizations that promote a vision/mission that includes a description.  When examples of abuse hit the mainstream, as with this news report video from Spring 2013 and … Continue reading

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Staffing & Overmedication on a Dementia Unit: Numbers, Continuity, and Emotional Intelligence can Make ALL the Difference!

In April of 2012, the Boston Sunday Globe ran a front page article called, “A Rampant Prescription, A Hidden Peril” by reporters; Kay Lazar and Matt Carroll. The Globe’s analysis of data released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid … Continue reading

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