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Where’s Maria?

  *** I don’t remember much before this moment.  I don’t recognize exactly where I am, although this recliner chair fits me like a glove.  A female talk show host on the television is blathering on and on about some ...

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My New Granny

*** I’ve often wondered if I could write a children’s book about Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s is a part of everyday life for many families.  But because Alzheimer’s is so poorly understood and managed, even by adults, many children are ill ...

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Activation of Familiar Movement Patterns

I had a gentleman the other day who has been declared “dependent” by the assisted living staff for over a year.  He has a diagnosis of late stage Alzheimer’s, although I suspect there is some Parkinson’s disease at play here ...

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Amyloid… Friend or Foe?

  There is a longstanding hypothesis in research that beta amyloid- a build up of abnormally folded proteins- is responsible for Alzheimer’s disease.  The theory is that a build up of amyloid blocks the flow of nutrients in and out ...

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