One of the most common mental conditions we see with nursing home residents is Alzheimer’s disease.  It can be very difficult for a family to watch a family member slowly slipping away mentally.  This condition can also increase someone’s risk for falls and other injuries.

The government today announced that a new plan is being launched with “the goal of finding effective ways to prevent and treat the devastating effects of dementia by 2025.”  New studies are being conducted to learn to treat and prevent the illness, as well as optimizing care quality and expand support to families.

You can read the entire article online here.