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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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Storytellers

 ***  The other day, I held the hand of a dying woman. I do it all the time, actually. It’s just some are dying sooner than others. The perspective from which I view this transition makes me fairly detached from ...

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