It turns out that tomorrow is the big anniversary of Alzheimer’s disease. BBC News explains:
One hundred years ago, German neurologist Alois Alzheimer described the case of his patient Auguste D, a woman who developed dementia in her 50s and died in 1906.
He documented: “Auguste D suffered from constant restlessness and anxious confusion.
“At night she was usually put in an isolation room because she could not fall asleep in the main ward; she went to other patients’ beds and woke them.”
His care plan included “afternoon rest, early dinners and evening bowel evacuations”, as well as soothing baths and alcohol and mild sedation to aid sleep, all given in a tolerant and appropriately stimulating environment.