By Abbie Rosner

There may be nothing more painful than looking on, helplessly, while a loved one struggles with the agitation and uncontrolled behaviors of dementia.

This is what happened to Greg Spier, as he watched his father, Alex Spier, who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, wracked with anguish while reliving his childhood Holocaust trauma. And no medication prescribed by his doctors could provide relief for the elder Spier’s anxiety, agitation and sleeplessness.

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