Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Man with Alzheimer's Dies after Drinking Detergent

It isn't easy being purple.
Man with Alzheimer's Dies after Drinking Detergent
State officials want a South Florida assisted living facility fined after one of its residents died from drinking dishwasher detergent.
There is a lesson to be learned here. Alzheimer's patients are prone to put things in their mouth -- any thing. Some of them will climb up on chairs to get at things like food. While it is impossible to cover everything, this example shows that you have to think ahead when it comes to Alzheimer's patients. Nevertheless, it is impossible to be "perfect". You just do the best you can under the circumstances.
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Original content Bob DeMarco, the Alzheimer's Reading Room

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