ALZHEIMER’S PATIENTS DECLINE FASTER AFTER ENTERING A NURSING HOME

Alzheimer’s disease patients experienced a more rapid decline in their mental abilities after being placed in a nursing home, except for those that had prior experience in adult day care. These patients did not experience this faster rate of cognitive decline according to a new study by the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center.

The study, published in the June issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry, finds that prior experience in adult day care may make the transition to a nursing home less stressful.

Read the article in SeniorJournal.com.

Dan Frith

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