When it comes to communication and Alzheimer's Disease, each stage—and every patient—is unique, says Sue Durkin, an advanced practice nurse and certified clinical nurse specialist for geriatrics at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, Illinois, near Chicago. "Some days are great days and other days are really bad days for them," she says.
Do you know your current cholesterol levels? What about the last time you had a tetanus shot? It’s important to keep track of personal health information—including any medications you’re taking, known allergies, doctor’s appointments, your weight and body mass index, and your vaccination history—because doing so offers many benefits.
In the northeastern hills outside Kyoto, Japan, there is a mountain known as Mount Hiei. That mountain is littered with unmarked graves.