There are more than 3 million cases of people being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease per year in the United States. Alzheimer’s, for those who do not know, is a progressive disease that destroys memory and other important mental functions and has no cure. Similarly there are also over 3 million cases of people being diagnosed with Dementia per year in the United States and it also does not have a cure. Dementia is a group of thinking and social symptoms that interferers with daily functioning.
If your in the healthcare industry and you work closely with individuals with alzheimer’s follow the link people to find helpful tips on communicating effectively with those who suffer from alzheimer’s
feeding.tubes.advanced.dementia from American Geriatrics Society
It has been commonly seen that Alzheimer’s and Dementia can hinder the swallowing process. The link below provides details on common asked question concerning Alzheimer’s/ Dementia and feeding.
assisted_oral_tube_feeding Alzheimer’s Assoc position on feeding tubes
Patients suffering from Alzheimer’s can experience sundowning which is the restlessness, agitation, irritability, or confusion that worsens as the daylight fades. Read the article provided below on hoe to better handle sundowning