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Positional Concepts: An Anecdotal Lesson

  *** In early Alzheimer’s disease, a person may misplace or hide things for safekeeping for illogical reasons.  As the disease progresses, drawers and cabinets can become cluttered with random items that present to outsiders as an organizational nightmare.  Toward ...

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Hebbian Theory and A Side of Fries

*** Once upon a time, I read about Hebbian Theory and thought it made a lot of sense. Then I saw this explanation for Hebbian Theory… …and I thought it was hilarious. Hebbian Law is quite simple, almost laughable in ...

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Noticing Barriers Below The Knee

Although there can be a number musculoskeletal and sensory factors that may cause an older person to trip or stumble, the presence of Alzheimer’s disease greatly increases the risk.  A loss of depth perception and an inattention to things below ...

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Disorders of Diminished Motivation

Lack of motivation can be one of the most frustrating aspects of caregiving. How do you motivate somebody to do more, engage more, or initiate more in the presence of dementia?  Why is it that your father, who is physically ...

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