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Apraxia

The best way to describe apraxia is to first discuss praxis… which is the complex neurological system that remembers previously learned movements in our brains so that our movements are smooth and efficient.  It also remembers how to use objects. ...

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Spaced-Retrieval Training

According to The Myers Research Institute, spaced-Retrieval (SR) is a memory intervention that gives individuals practice at successfully recalling information over progressively longer intervals of time. The goal of SR is to enable individuals to remember important information for clinically meaningful periods ...

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Color Preference and Dementia

*** I once went to a dementia course where I learned, gratefully, that red was the best color to use if I wanted to get my patient’s attention.  Armed with this information, I started using the color red as a ...

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Automatic Speech for Motor Initiation

The next time someone with middle to late stages of Alzheimer’s has difficulty standing up or sitting down, try the 1-2-3 count. It is a very well-ingrained human habit- to expect an action at the end of “1,2,3”. And it ...

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Window Curtains

*** There is a house on your street that you pass everyday. As you drive by, your eyes always find that familiar face in the grass- a faded garden gnome sitting lopsided inside a circle of weeds. The house itself is ...

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