Quality of Life, Dignity and Freedom: A Guide to Prepare for the Inevitable Tsunami of Dementia and Alzheimer’s
Rudi Pijnnaken’s passion is to build a new kind of village for Alzheimer’s and dementia residents, where patients are not locked up, but have freedom of movement, as well as optimal care and assistance. With friendly animals, an organic garden, and a playground, it will be a place where you can build memories with your loved ones.
Are you really living if you don’t have freedom, or are you just surviving?
This author explains the difficulties that family and caregivers face along with their loved ones who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. It shows why some adult children and loved ones choose not to use the current Alzheimer’s drugs on the market, and offers thoughts about quality of life versus quantity of years. It gives a clear understanding of the challenges and a hopeful, new view on care for the elderly.
The book devotes an invaluable chapter to explaining the rights of patients and residents of long-term care facilities and provides crucial resources on where to get help.