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Naomi Feil TEDx/Amsterdam Women

I had the pleasure of attending a Naomi Feil workshop on validation years ago.  The nuggets of wisdom I learned from her have served me well, and have given me that little extra insight into what an emotional elder really ...

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Polynocturia: Nobody Gets Any Sleep

George is awakened his wife, “George, I have to go to the bathroom.” “Again?” George grumbles. Mary listens to her father during the night via a baby monitor.  “Every time he gets up to pee, I have to go in ...

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Chronic Stress and Brain Health

*** Stress.  We’ve all got it.  It’s a constant companion in our lives. We’ve become so comfortable feeling uncomfortable that it’s almost a prerequisite quality of anything worth doing.  Work, relationships, fitness, education… the badge of honor goes to those who ...

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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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The 10 Principles of Neuroplasticity

The 10 Principles of Neuroplasticity- that’s a mouthful right? I find that these principles come in handy whenever I need to defend my approaches or justify therapy for my patients with dementia.  Sometimes it is not enough to be a ...

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