Follow up would be great

To the Editor:

I thought Dan Cabot’s Alzheimer’s piece was great (Aug. 23, “Alzheimer’s – our next big challenge”). At Vineyard Nursing all of our home health aides are given specialized training to help work with our patients who are suffering from Alzheimer’s. In fact, we received a grant from the Permanent Endowment Fund to bring a specialist to the Vineyard in May to help our nurses and aides understand the latest research.

It would be great to have a follow-up piece that lets folks know that the VNA and other local groups are really trying hard to keep up with the growing demand for specialized services in this area.

Thanks for bringing the issue to the community’s attention. I’m happy to help gather more information if you think an article might be of interest.

Amy Houghton

Vineyard Nursing Association

Vineyard Haven