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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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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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