At the risk of sounding picayune, family members and professional care givers who continue to categorize persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias, as “patients” need to rethink their position. For the same reason we don’t use the term “patient” when referring to a person with autism, we shouldn’t use it in referring to persons … Continue reading Dementia Patient or Person with Dementia? You Decide!
Being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease does not have to cause such a devastating change in lifestyle. While there will be limitations in what the diagnosed person can and cannot do, there is still so much freedom to enjoy for the person with Alzheimer’s disease as well as his or her family.