7/11/2013 – In Grandmother’s Alzheimer’s, Another Lesson in Family

“I don’t live here. This is not my house!”

My grandmother is one of more than five million Americans who have Alzheimer’s disease. Sometimes these patients experience sun-downing, a period of increased confusion and restlessness toward the end of the day, and my grandmother was having one of these episodes. It is hard to know how to handle these situations, but it is best to have family around because patients can say upsetting things or even become physical.

Read the full article at The New York Times.