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Monday, January 3, 2011

Alzheimer's Disease: The Beatitudes

It's the endless chocolate. Or bacon when you want it.
Or carrying around a doll if you like.
This year-end piece in the Times is about Beatitudes, a facility for Alzheimer's patients.
What a concept: work with them and don't leave them lying around nearly comatose and over-medicated. Granted, as yet, there's no magic bullet to Alzheimer's. But this philosophy of treating the person as a person--finding what makes him or her calm and able to cope--is a giant step.
"Blessed are those who mourn; they will be comforted."

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