Welcome to the October newsletter!
Effect of therapeutic touch on agitated behavior in elderly patients with dementia
A paper on the efficacy of using theraputic touch, originally published in the International Journal of Nursing Sciences.
Racial, Ethnic, and Cultural Differences in the Dementia Caregiving Experience: Recent Findings
Originally published in The Gerontologist, this research reviewed studies that compare two or more racial, ethnic, national, or cultural groups on aspects of the dementia caregiving experience.
Ethical issues in dementia
The growing number of individuals affected by dementia will intensify the ethical issues that emerge in clinical practice and research, issues early in disease relate to genetic testing, use of medications in mildly affected persons, and diagnostic disclosure. Written by Peter J. Whitehouse, MD; Phd
Caregiver’s Guide to Understanding Dementia Behaviors
Caring for a loved one with dementia poses many challenges for families and caregivers. People with dementia from conditions such as Alzheimer’s and related diseases have a progressive biological braindisorder that makes it more and more difficult for them to remember things, think clearly, communicate with others, and take care of themselves.
Alzheimer's Disease and Legal Issues
People with Alzheimer's may be able to manage their own legal and financial affairs at first. But as the disease gets worse, they’ll need to rely on others to act in their best interests. It’s not an easy change.
New Approaches for Dealing With Difficult Dementia Behaviors
When most people think of someone with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, they picture a senior with a benign, slightly confused demeanor who repeats themselves. But, there is a whole spectrum of other types of behaviors associated with the disease that most of us wouldn’t describe as slightly or “pleasantly confused” by any stretch of the imagination.