Home / Author Archives: admin (page 31)

Author Archives: admin

Aw Shucks…

  If you’re in the healthcare field, or in the business of caring for an individual with dementia, please connect with me.  I am both a teacher and a student in this field, and I welcome the exchange of ideas ...

Read More »

Gegenhalten Tone

*** Have you seen Gegenhalten tone in your late/end stage Alzheimer’s patients?  It’s actually considered a primitive reflex, no longer inhibited due to bilateral dysfunction of the mesial cortex and frontal lobes (premotor cortex)  Theoretically, we used the reflex in ...

Read More »

Gesture Training

*** Gesture training is a valuable strategy used to compensate for decreased communication in dementia .  Gestures are nonverbal cues- body language- used to communicate something.  We use gestures all the time in our daily lives to emphasize spoken language. ...

Read More »