In an earlier entry I related an anecdote about a woman living near the village who was moving to California, so's to accompany her mother, an Alzheimer sufferer, through a new treatment method that's showing success. I have a bit more info about it now, which I want to share.
This treatment is for several conditions. It was developed for autistic children, but it's now established to be successful in several other conditions. It's called, MAPS (Multisensoriality for Additional Pathways and Synapses). I gather the exercises are mostly done at home, but with frequent progress testing and instructional oversight by the treatment center.
The treatments take about 15 minutes per day
If you have a loved one who's afflicted by one of these conditions and want to do some further checking, here's the link:
My only knowledge, other than what I've seen on the website, involves the local woman and her mother, who's shown profound improvement in six weeks of this treatment.