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Pseudobulbar Affect

Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA) is a phenomenon associated with a variety of neurological conditions.  It is characterized by sudden, involuntary, and frequent episodes of laughing or crying.  These outbursts are usually disproportionate to the circumstances or regardless of the underlying emotional ...

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Apraxia

The best way to describe apraxia is to first discuss praxis… which is the complex neurological system that remembers previously learned movements in our brains so that our movements are smooth and efficient.  It also remembers how to use objects. ...

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Spaced-Retrieval Training

According to The Myers Research Institute, spaced-Retrieval (SR) is a memory intervention that gives individuals practice at successfully recalling information over progressively longer intervals of time. The goal of SR is to enable individuals to remember important information for clinically meaningful periods ...

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Turning: Taking the Long Way Around

*** Did you ever notice that when someone in the early or middle stages of dementia approaches a chair, they sometimes turn “the long way around” before sitting? Imagine approaching a chair on your left side.  Since your left hip ...

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Death Grip

Did you ever notice that someone in the later stages of dementia has a difficult time letting go of things? Maybe he can’t put his fork down, or let go of the walker or grab bar? And telling him over ...

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