There was a fascinating programme on Radio 4 this afternoon, where they were discussing prisons. One part was describing the major success that researchers have had in addressing violence in inmates by changing their diet to include more vitamins, fatty acids etc. Also in taking sweets away from them. There is a double blind trial to be done to make this all more scientific. Which brought my mind to the aspect of aggression/violence with dementia patients. I generally think of this as part of the progression that might manifest itself, and that we might need to address using medication. Then I thought back to the very very few times Jan became aggressive. I recalled that this was towards the end of her time with me at home. By then she had become very choosy with food, and both our diets became a bit bizarre - there was a lot of baked beans on toast as that was all she would eat. I wonder if the degrading of dietary input has any effect in aggression in dementia patients? Well, probably not, because I'm sure that someone else would have researched it before. Anyway, I thought a poll might be interesting....... I've had to bend the poll a bit because there are two threads to it, but I hope you'll get my gist.