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My mother has Alzheimer’s Dis­ease and lives in an old-age care unit. I used to take her out for lunch, but she no longer leaves the fa­cil­ity and doesn’t talk much. What’s the best way to spend time with her?

R C Nair, Chen­nai Your mother is suf­fer­ing from a dis­ease, which shows a grad­ual de­gen­er­a­tion of the brain tis­sue. The pa­tient’s be­hav­iour also changes along with the loss of brain tis­sue and the pa­tient will not able to carry out daily ac­tiv­i­ties well. They also lose the ca­pac­ity to re­late to their loved ones. Un­for­tu­nately, this is a pro­gres­sive dis­ease and we have no spe­cific treat­ment for it.

Dr Ashit Sheth, Psy­chi­a­trist

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