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Head Drop

  Dear DQ, I’m an OT that works with patients with dementia, and have a patient who has developed such stiff neck flexion that it is difficult for staff to feed her.  Initially with gentle PROM we could assist the ...

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Why Multisensory Rooms Don’t Work

Newsflash:   Multisensory rooms do not effectively provide meaningful cognitive stimulation for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Multisensory experiences do. *** I have been asked to provide recommendations and input for the design of multisensory (Snoezlen) rooms several ...

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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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