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Dementia and The Right to Self Determination

*** In the United States, a patient’s right to make their own health care decisions is a federal law.  The Patient Self-Determination Act (PSDA) ensures that a patient’s right to self-determination in health care decisions be communicated and protected. Clearly there ...

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Behavior-Based Ergonomics Therapies- A Good Thing

  When I developed the Head, Hands, Heart Dementia Assessment System ten years ago, I had no idea that I was really developing a behavior-based ergonomic tool.  I thought I was using my occupational therapy background to flush out function amidst cognitive ...

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Aging America, I’m On A Mission

The more I read, the more I realize what we all already know: the key to lowering healthcare costs, managing chronic diseases, and preventing dementia is, to a large extent, a self-directed choice.  There is no magic bullet, and waiting ...

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