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Lessons from Bob the Anxious Caveman

A very long time ago, Bob, a caveman, lived with other cave-people in a rock-walled dwelling carved into the the side of a mountain.  Bob was strong and independent, and saw himself as a very capable provider. Bob sometimes worried ...

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Light Therapy for Alzheimer’s Disease

I am delighted by the potential of this study… a non-invasive, sensory-based, simple treatment for Alzheimer’s disease that might just knock the pharmaceutical industry on their bums. Published last week by MIT researcher Dr. Li-Huei Tsai, the outcomes are cautiously optimistic. The short ...

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Practice Praxis!

What is Praxis? Praxis is Latin for doing.  It is a broad term, which is a complex, multi-step process involving both a cognitive component and a motor component. Praxis is a word we use often in the pediatric world, as ...

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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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