What My Grandchildren Taught Me about Alzheimer’s Disease - Dana Olivia Dunn Territo

What My Grandchildren Taught Me about Alzheimer’s Disease - Dana Olivia Dunn Territo

“Did the Horses Do Something Wrong?”: Environment Matters in Alzheimer's Care

What My Grandchildren Taught Me about Alzheimer’s Disease - Dana Olivia Dunn Territo

Dana Olivia Dunn Territo [+-]
Advocate for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease
Dana Olivia Dunn Territo has always shared a passion and love for the older generation, particularly those affected with Alzheimer’s disease. For over 30 years she has worked and advocated for this population. She was on the committee that started the first Alzheimer’s Walk Fundraiser in Baton Rouge and the original Activity Director in the first Alzheimer’s secured unit in a nursing home in the city. She later served as an advisor to build Louisiana’s first Alzheimer’s Social Model Day Respite Center, a center of which she subsequently worked as director and one that was later nationally recognized. She has served on local, state, and national organizations promoting quality care for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease, and her programs and training curricula she developed for Alzheimer’s care have helped caregivers and healthcare professionals alike to meander the arduous journey of the disease. Since 2013, Dana has voluntarily written a weekly Alzheimer’s Question and Answer column in The Advocate, a Baton Rouge-based newspaper with a circulation of over 98,000.

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Are specialized Memory units in long-term care settings the best environment for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or would these individuals thrive in a conventional population? The pros and cons are discussed in this chapter; but the decision rests upon what appropriately meets the needs of the individual while providing a quality of life with dignity and respect.

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Territo, Dana Olivia Dunn. “Did the Horses Do Something Wrong?”: Environment Matters in Alzheimer's Care. What My Grandchildren Taught Me about Alzheimer’s Disease. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 129-132 Sep 2022. ISBN 9781800502208. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=43548. Date accessed: 18 Aug 2022 doi: 10.1558/equinox.43548. Sep 2022

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