Researchers have shown that clearance of the substance amyloid-beta that forms plaques is impaired in individuals with Alzheimer’s. A group of 12 individuals with early Alzheimer’s were compared to 12 cognitively normal individuals of the
Elderly people who are confined to bed for long periods of time because of diagnosis or frailty often experience severe mood swings. They get tired of sitting or lying down, become bored with life and miss social contact with others.
For caregivers, figuring out how to speak to a dying loved one can be both challenging and emotionally wrenching. Fortunately, there are things you can say that will help your loved one maintain dignity and respect during their final days.