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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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Bed Alarm- A Creative Solution

One of my colleagues ran into this little nugget of ingenuity and I just had to share. “Lilly” kept getting out of bed.  It was hard for Lilly’s family to keep a constant eye on her, and she frequently got ...

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The Big Black Hole

The Big Black Hole Because folks with advancing dementia sometimes have problems with visual/perceptual skills, threshold changes and changes in flooring patterns can be difficult to navigate.  This problem can sometimes work to the caregiver’s advantage if the person with ...

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