16 June 2009

Call for attitude change to dementia care practices

Day trips to the seaside as successful as drugs in treating Alzheimer's, says expert
UK Telegraph: 4 June 2009
Dr John Zeisel argued that dependence on drug interventions and leaving sufferers in care homes is outdated and often damaging.

Dr Zeisel, president of Heathstone Alzheimer Care, an international provider of non-pharmacological treatment for people with dementia, said: "We need a complete sea change in attitudes towards Alzheimer's if we are to even begin to respond to this growing health crisis, which is expected to double in the UK alone within a generation. … > full news story

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