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Old 02-29-2012, 09:40 AM   #2
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Re: Alzheimer's awareness indication

It is a good idea. However the medlcal professionals also have to know how to deal with dementia. The ER never knows how to treat the person with dementia.
My FIL was known to have Alzheimer's in the hospital and yet the nurses laughed when he said they wanted to kill him!
I am sure the band will alert everyone but it may not mean that they know what to do with it!

It is a beginning to get this band and then the medical professionals really have to be trained to understand dementia. It seems the responsibility falls on the NH for memory impaired or people who understand dementia. It is not right. People understand cancer better than dementia! We know about chemo and radiation...

Deb, it is a good idea to alert the public! So many people just don't understand dementia.

Nina

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