Alzheimer's Disease Bill of Rights

Each individual diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or an related disorder deserves the following rights:

To be advised of one's diagnosis.

To have proper, ongoing medical attention.

To be productive in work and play for as long as feasible.

To be treated like an adult, not like a child. To have expressed feelings taken earnestly.

To be free from mind-altering medications, if workable.

To dwell in a safe, integrated, and predictable environment.

To enjoy substantive activities that fill each day.

To be out-of-doors on a regular basis.

To have physical contact, including embracing, caressing, and hand-holding.

To be with individuals who acknowledge one's life story, including interpersonal and religious customs.

To be cared for by individuals who are well educated in dementia care.




“Under the care of Leo J. Borrell, M.D. since December 2001, I have seen a remarkable improvement in my mother’s condition. She is responding dramatically to the new regiment Dr. Borrell has prescribed”

- Beth Rose


Feb 3, 2008

The Interdisciplinary Team; The Role of the Psychiatrist

by Dr. Leo J. Borrell, featured in Assisted Living Consult for November/December 2006. A HealthCom Media Publication