Women with Down's syndrome experience early onset of both menopause and Alzheimer's disease. This timing provides an opportunity to examine the influence of endogenous estrogen deficiency, indicated by age at menopause, on risk of Alzheimer's disease. A community-based sample of 163 postmenopausal women with Down's syndrome, 40 to 60 years of age, was ascertained through the New York State Developmental Disability service....... To read more visit NIH.gov
Did you know that Down Syndrome and Alzheimer's are genetically linked? This development was not seen years ago because people with Down syndrome usually didn’t live long enough to develop Alzheimer’s and other illnesses of aging.
I nursed a patient with Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome. Very aggressive, challenging behaviour. Time needs to be spent with these people to orientate them to their environment. I took a lot of verbal abuse (made it known it was uacceptable). He calmed down, remembered he had manners and i even got a hug. He remained like this until his discharge. continuity of care was very important in this case. change frightens dementia sufferers. I believe there's always part of the person that can be…
Called Compassion in Practice, it has been drawn up by Jane Cummings, the Chief Nursing Officer for Director of Nursing at the Department of Health in the UK. The document then sets out six areas of action with specific measures that impact right across the NHS, public health and care and support system – from national and local organisations to individuals.