Slower Decline Found in Alzheimer’s Patients with Close Bond to Caregiver

Much misunderstanding continues to surround Alzheimer’s disease, an illness whose stigma leads many to avoid even its acknowledgement and diagnosis and that, at the same time, some cultures regard as “just part of getting older” (NAHC Report, Dec. 12, 2007). In recent years, for instance, controversy has continued over whether increased brain activity and higher…