Illinois accident lawyer and Chicago nursing home lawyer providing FREE information to help those in need. Posted on Jan 15, 2014
According to a USA Today article, a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association has found that the use of vitamin E may benefit people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.
The study followed people who were in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease for two years. According to the results, people who were treated with vitamin E needed less assistance from caregivers and were able to maintain their independence for a longer period of time.
It’s unclear why vitamin E might have a beneficial effect. The study’s authors speculate that it may stabilize membranes in the brain, but that’s only a hypothesis.
It’s also important to note that vitamin E is not a cure. The unfortunate fact is that there is no known cure for Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Vitamin E, in the doses that were administered in the study, can be dangerous especially to people with heart conditions.
Still, for families with loved one’s with Alzheimer’s disease, even a slightly improved outcome is better than the alternative.
As a nursing home lawyer, I have seen many nursing home residents with Alzheimer’s disease who have been the victims of nursing home abuse and nursing home neglect. Residents with dementia are often victimized because they lack the capabilities to assert their complaints in many cases.
Keeping people with Alzheimer’s disease out of nursing homes for as long as possible can only help reduce the swelling numbers of residents who are victims of nursing home abuse or nursing home neglect.
If you have a loved one in a Chicago nursing home who you feel has been the victim of abuse or neglect, contact the Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle for a free and confidential evaluation of your case. At my law offices we never charge a fee unless we earn a recovery for you.