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Richard Taylor 2
In the second of this two-part series, Richard Taylor, author of Alzheimer’s From the Inside Out, shares personal insight about how people with Alzheimer’s should be treated. Taylor says that the best medicine for someone with Alzheimer’s is “social medicine", adding that a fundamental mistake in treating the disease is not talking about it. Alzheimer’s patients and their families must begin dealing with the disease immediately, not until an accident occurs. Many times family members and friends become frustrated with their loved ones who have the disease and unintentionally take away their freedoms. Taylor stresses the need for individuals with Alzheimer’s to be encouraged to develop patience and determination, and to become self-empowered. For more information about Alzheimer’s and available resources in our area, call the Shawnee Alliance for Seniors at 1-800-642-7773.