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The Importance of Routines

Are you a “sock-shoe-sock-shoe” or a “sock-sock-shoe-shoe”? We all have our own routines- our own patterns for completing tasks in our day.  Dementia alters the ability to learn new routines or recover from a deviation in a routine.  When early ...

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Death Grip

Did you ever notice that someone in the later stages of dementia has a difficult time letting go of things? Maybe he can’t put his fork down, or let go of the walker or grab bar? And telling him over ...

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Rollators

Have you ever noticed that many people with dementia sometimes carry their walkers- instead of pushing it or lifting it forward and setting it down again? Consistent walker use is dependent on lots of factors, but most people in the ...

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Sequencing in the Early Stage

Sequencing, or putting items in the correct order, becomes more difficult toward the end of the early stage of dementia.  This is becomes most obvious with “newer” tasks like operating the microwave, and less obvious with highly familiar tasks like ...

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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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