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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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A Guy Walks Into A Bar…

A guy walks into a bar… He is grey at the temples, walks with a cane, and limps severely to the right.  His balance is so poor that when he tries to negotiate the one step up to the bar ...

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Closed Chain Exercises and Dementia

*** Here is a quick tip: For engaging people with dementia in strengthening exercises that are effective, beneficial, and easy to initiate, close the chain. Do you know the difference between open kinetic chain and closed kinetic chain exercises? It’s ...

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Dementia and The Right to Self Determination

*** In the United States, a patient’s right to make their own health care decisions is a federal law.  The Patient Self-Determination Act (PSDA) ensures that a patient’s right to self-determination in health care decisions be communicated and protected. Clearly there ...

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