Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Alzheimers - A new TREATment approach

If given a choice of prescriptions - say between chocolate and Xanac - which would YOU prefer? 

Giving a child pretty much everything they want whenever they want is obviously not a good thing - but - when one is old & suffering from Alzheimers/Dimentia perhaps it IS! If you know someone who has Alzheimers/Dimentia, below is a link to a must read. I wish I had read something to this effect when my mom was still alive as it offers a new/different/thoughtful & creative approach to treatment - one with more personal freedom & dignity at the heart of it as opposed to more conventional treatments that too often boil down to... captivity, if you ask me. 

Click here: Henley The Great Dane Says "Boof!" to learn more. 


troutbirder said...

My mom suffered for many years with this horrible disease. A nightmare for everyone.

MyStory of HiStory said...

Hi troutbirder. I'm so sorry. My mom suffered from it too & i thought this article was worth at least the time it takes to read...as it defines a new/different (clever, thoughtful, compassionate, creative) approach to dealing with it that seems to offer a better quality of life for the patient than more traditional "therapy" (drugs & restraints) - & to some degree may even ease the burden on the caregivers as well.