An Alzheimer’s Disease Bill of Rights
Every person diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease or a related disorder deserves:
To be informed of one’s diagnosis.
To have appropriate, ongoing medical care.
To be productive in work and play as long as possible.
To be treated like an adult, not a child.
To have expressed feelings taken seriously.
To be free from psychotropic medications if at all possible.
To live in a safe, structured and predictable environment.
To enjoy meaningful activities to fill each day.
To be out-of-doors on a regular basis.
To have physical contact including hugging, caressing, and hand-holding.
To be with people who know one’s life story, including cultural and religious traditions.
To be cared for by individuals well-trained in dementia care.
To be Loved ,Respected and to Always have their DIGNITY maintained
I firmly believe in this credo ........LYN