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Dementia Patient Charged In Death of Another Dementia Patient by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Sat 18 May 2013 10:20am A nursing home resident is now charged with involuntary manslaughter for allegedly attacking another resident who ended up dying. +Alzheimer's Reading Room It all started at Weatherwood Nursing Home when Margaret Lechleitner was pushed by Carl Smith, then fell and hit her head. She later died. Both patients suffered from dementi ... Read on »
Dealing with Death and Dementia by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted Thu 14 May 2009 4:31pm From my friend, Leah, who provides us with an inside view of dementia: "My blog voice has been silent for the past two weeks due to emergencies and tragedy within my family.  I will write at a later date about dealing with my granddaughter' s newly diagnosed anorexia nervosa.  Within this sharepost, I want to share with you what it has been ... Read on »
Talking About Death When Someone Has Dementia by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted Mon 19 Apr 2010 12:00am Dear Carol: Is it ever appropriate to try to talk about "End of life issues" with the severely demented?  My wife and I had all the proper paper work drawn up before she was severely demented.  The living will dates back several years and revised wills and power of attorney papers were drawn up early on with the help of the Elder Att ... Read on »
Antipsychotics Raise Death Risk in Dementia Patients by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Thu 23 Feb 2012 10:57pm Nursing home residents over the age of 65 who take certain antipsychotic medication for dementia are at an increased risk of death. This Harvard Medical School study, the largest ever undertaken among US nursing home residents, looked at 75,445 older nursing home residents. Alzheimer's Reading Room Krista Huy ... Read on »
Certain Antipsychotics Up Risk of Death for Patients With Dementia: Study by HealthFinder Posted Thu 23 Feb 2012 12:00pm healthnewslink While the drugs are often necessary, new comparison should help doctors balance risks, benefits. ... Read on »
Death with Dignity for Dementia by Brenda Avadian Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Tue 05 Nov 2013 7:10am Thirty-six million people diagnosed with dementia (mostly Alzheimer’s) worldwide face limited options for a dignified death. If you had the choice to live until the last possible moment, what would that moment look like? Would you be in a hospital unable to speak yet connected to countless life-supporting pieces of technology? W ... Read on »
Dementia, Premature Death from Anti-psychotic Drugs by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Sun 19 Aug 2012 7:30am Elderly people could be dying prematurely each year because of widespread over-prescription of anti-psychotic drugs to dementia patients in nursing homes. Alzheimer's Reading Room Australian experts say anti-psychotic drugs can leave patients immobilised and unable to speak and are often used unnecessarily to keep dementia ... Read on »
Double Stigma Around Dementia and Death by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Fri 26 Oct 2012 10:45am "The ordinary arts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest." -- Thomas Moore By Bob DeMarco Alzheimer's Reading Room The Alzheimer's Society (UK) has published a new research study entitled, ‘My Life Until The End: Dying Well With Dementia’ . This is an in ... Read on »
Dementia in Later Years an Independent Risk Factor for Death by Susan Berg Posted Tue 04 Jan 2011 12:00am Here is a great for caregivers and healthcare professinals, Here is information on being the best caregiver you can be Here is a way for nurses administrators, social workers and other health care professionals to get an easyceu or two Here are more interesting dementia brain boosting activities Medscape Today Fran Lowry ... Read on »
Even Without Dementia, Mental Skills Decline Years Before Death by Dr. J. Mariano Anto Bruno M. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 03 Oct 2008 2:51am New research indicates that mental skills of older adults start declining years before death, even if they don't have dementia. The research has been published in the August 27, 2008, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "These changes are different and separate from the changes in think ... Read on »