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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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Fetal Tuck Reflex

There is research to support the theory that primitive reflexes and movement patterns (like the ones seen in babies) re-emerge in late stage Alzheimer’s disease.  It’s not that the reflexes “come back”, because they never really went away.  It’s because ...

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Stress-point Learning

Imagine for a minute that you are listening to a speaker give a fairly interesting lecture on a topic… and your mind starts to wander.  You are still aware that the speaker is talking, yet you are also thinking about ...

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