New Ways to Care for People With Dementia

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Rebecca Mead writes in The New Yorker, about how Beatitudes assisted living facilities, are honoring the human dignity of patients suffering from dementia.  She writes, “More than five million Americans have Alzheimer’s or similar illnesses, and that number is growing as the population ages. Without any immediate prospect of a cure, advocacy groups have begun promoting ways to offer people with dementia a comfortable decline instead of imposing on them a medical model of care, which seeks to defer death through escalating interventions.” Read the article in The New Yorker here:  New Ways to Care for People With Dementia