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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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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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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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