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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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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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