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How To Help Alzheimer’s Patients Enjoy Life, Not Just ‘Fade Away’

May 7, 2017

Our world is made up of two groups of people – those who have Alzheimer’s and the rest who know someone with Alzheimer’s

From the Kaiser Health News website

Alzheimer’s disease has an unusual distinction: It’s the illness that Americans fear most — more than cancer, stroke or heart disease.

The rhetoric surrounding Alzheimer’s reflects this. People “fade away” and are tragically “robbed of their identities” as this incurable condition progresses, we’re told time and again.

Yet, a sizable body of research suggests this Alzheimer’s narrative is mistaken. It finds that people with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia retain a sense of self and have a positive quality of life, overall, until the illness’s final stages.

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