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When caring for people with Alzheimer’s Give Choices When Possible

Maybe it’s because I grew up close to my maternal grandparents. Maybe it’s because my paternal grandmother lived with us in our home for many years. Maybe it’s just my nature. Whatever the reason, I’ve always loved older people. I’ve loved their stories and their histories.  These are people who have lived full lives. They deserve to be treated with dignity and respect no matter what age and disease has taken from them. Part of that respect is to allow them to make choices whenever they can. This approach is the aim of person-centered care, which is now the epitome of good nursing homes.

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