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Fraud and Memory Impairment

The aging population in America, generally trusting and polite, are frequently targeted by ruthless con-artists.  Sometimes this has to do with the older generations’ upbringing, as described in Dr. Virginia Templeton’s article Fraud, Vulnerability, and Aging: Fraud Against North Carolina’s ...

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Can’t You Take A Joke?

“You look nice.  Do you have a date?” “That’s right Mom, I never call you.” “Well that makes a lot of sense.” Here is some interesting news.  Researchers at The University of California in San Francisco have determined which areas ...

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Snoezelen Therapy

In simple terms, Snoezelen (“snoozelen”) is a multisensory stimulation approach used to provide opportunities for multi-sensory experiences in the cognitively impaired. Snoezelen therapy can be used as both a stimulating and calming technique.  Frequently, cognitively impaired individuals, particularly those with ...

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Driving and Dementia

  People in the early stages of dementia are frequently still driving.  There is usually little trouble in getting to and from familiar locations, although one slight change in direction, terrain, or time of day can cause major confusion.  And ...

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Whose Failure Is It?

    I have been an occupational therapist for more than twenty years, providing home visits to seniors for most of my career.  More and more, I find that my skill set better serves the caregivers of people with dementia ...

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