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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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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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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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