Illinois accident lawyer and Chicago nursing home lawyer providing FREE information to help those in need. Posted on Nov 12, 2013
A chemical has been discovered that prevents brain tissue from dying caused by neurodegenerative diseases–including Alzheimer’s disease. The death of brain tissue is generally considered the cause of conditions like Alzheimer’s disease.
As anyone who follows health care news knows, there are often stories about breakthroughs in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Many of them eventually show little or no results. There is a lot of confidence being expressed with these results, and officials from King’s College London are making some very bold claims to the BBC. One professor was quoted saying that “This finding, I suspect, will be judged by history as a turning point in the search for medicines to control and prevent Alzheimer’s disease.”
As a Chicago nursing home lawyer, I have had the experience of speaking with many people with Alzheimer’s disease, as well as their families. For anyone without any direct experience with the condition, it’s hard to imagine how fully it can steal the very personality of the victim. It’s a terrible condition.
In addition to the toll that Alzheimer’s disease takes on families, it also has the effect of making its victims much more likely to be subjected to nursing home abuse or nursing home neglect. Once a person is known to be suffering from some form of dementia, the default response from nursing home administrators is that they are imagining incidents of abuse and neglect. No matter how detailed the story, or how much circumstantial evidence indicates the story is true, families are always encouraged to believe the stories are false.
If you have a loved one who is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or some other form of dementia in a nursing home, it’s important to take these accusations seriously. People likely to abuse or neglect a nursing home resident are aware that these accusations are extremely difficult to prove.
If you have a loved one who you feel has been abused or neglected in a Chicago nursing home, 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.