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Diary of The Dementia Queen

Keeping it real…

What Is “It”?

When Max was a baby he had a really high fever, so high that it caused a seizure.  The doctors put him on anti-seizure medication just to be on the safe side.  He fully recovered. When Max was six, he ...

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Kill the Devil Doll

*** Here is a story that offers a different perspective, brought to my attention by a family who is struggling with a loved one’s dementia.  I know you all can identify with the challenges of dealing with dementia’s disruptive behaviors, and how ...

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Hey DQ, Where Ya Been?

Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance. – Will Durant I have been tapping away at this blog for nearly 5 years, trying to share little nuggets of insight and wisdom that may help people deal with the intricacies ...

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Designing for Dementia: The Enablement Model

Designing spaces and products for people with dementia has traditionally focused on impairment.  Protecting residents from injury was long hailed as the gold standard in dementia care.  Unfortunately, this disabilities-based approach did little to foster healthy interaction with the environment. ...

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