Posted 12/6/2006 8:20 PM (GMT -6)
I was wondering if anyone here has any good information/links/books, etc. on working with a man who has Downs Syndrome and Alzheimer's. I believe that he is now in the later-middle stages and is having aggression issues, wandering, sundowners, confusion, constantly asks what his sister said (as though he thinks we just talked to her), and also has a pace-maker. He is quite overweight ...huge tummy and short.
I have taken care of him for 3 years and he is very attached to me since the rest of his staff has changed over the years. He often doesn't want other staff to help him even though, as a supervisor, I have other duties that I need to tend to.
He attends a dayservice/workshop for the mentally disabled during the day and lives in a residential home. I used to work in both areas but now I am just with him during the day.
Any resources that you know of may be helpful. THANKS!!