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Exercise Increases Size of Hippocampus

*** This is awesome.  First, a few definitions: BDNF:  Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor.  The BDNF gene provides instructions for making a protein found in the brain and spinal cord called brain-derived neurotrophic factor. This protein promotes the survival of nerve cells (neurons) by ...

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The Silent Movie Approach to Self Care

*** I recently had the pleasure of working with a woman named Mary at her daughter’s home.  Mary was a pleasant 88 year-old with moderate to severe dementia.  She was quite mobile and busied herself by meandering around the house ...

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Dignity Restored

 *** She wrote a book of poetry, and I treasured my autographed copy like a cache of paper diamonds.  The poem about me is on page eleven, and there is an ink sketch of a little girl at the top ...

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The Myth of Alzheimer’s

This book has blown my eyes wide open. After 100 years of exploration into the causes and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, we are no closer to solving the riddle than Alois Alzheimer was in the early 1900s. Dr. Peter Whitehouse ...

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Sensory Processing Disorders in Adults

*** Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD) can play a major role in how people interact with the environment throughout the lifespan.  From fussy baby, to anxious, middle-aged adult, to confused older adult- an individual with a sensory processing disorder may develop ...

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