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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Residential Alzheimer's Homes Meet Neighborhood Resistance

Neighbors in Dublin, Ohio are fighting to maintain a "balance" in their neighborhoods while Alzheimer's advocates believe that supervised home settings make for the best possible care model for folks with Alzheimer's & dementia.  Do the neighbors have a legitimate concern?  Do Alzheimer's patients have a right to live out their last days in a home setting?  Do Alzheimer's patients have an increased  propensity for violence or are they more likely to engage in criminal activity?  Is the residential care model really in the best interest of the dementia resident or is this just another way to squeeze a buck out of distressed families?  Are these care models really safe?  Is fear the driving force at work among the neighbors?  If this is the wave of the future, how can we work together to bring  acceptance and understanding?  What is really going on?

Please join us tomorrow at 10:00 am for the live broadcast where we will be discussing this local situation which has larger ramifications and national relevancy. Both sides have been invited to participate in the discussion.  As always, we also welcome your comments and perspectives.  You can call in at 1-877-932-9766 at any time during the program.