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Maslow’s Gold Standard of Dementia Care

  There are no absolutes in dementia care. The dementia landscape is too variable to treat everyone who travels it the same. There is no way we could devise a one-size-fits-all framework that gives providers and caregivers a standardized approach ...

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Are You A High Striker?

  If you are a caregiver to anybody- an infant, a child, a spouse, a parent- you have probably felt inadequate and incompetent at times. Perhaps you have fallen victim to the misconception that caregivers should always be good at ...

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The Silent Movie Approach to Self Care

*** I recently had the pleasure of working with a woman named Mary at her daughter’s home.  Mary was a pleasant 88 year-old with moderate to severe dementia.  She was quite mobile and busied herself by meandering around the house ...

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