Home / Tag Archives: Alzheimer

Tag Archives: Alzheimer

What Is “It”?

When Max was a baby he had a really high fever, so high that it caused a seizure.  The doctors put him on anti-seizure medication just to be on the safe side.  He fully recovered. When Max was six, he ...

Read More »

The 10 Principles of Neuroplasticity

The 10 Principles of Neuroplasticity- that’s a mouthful right? I find that these principles come in handy whenever I need to defend my approaches or justify therapy for my patients with dementia.  Sometimes it is not enough to be a ...

Read More »

Fetal Tuck Reflex

There is research to support the theory that primitive reflexes and movement patterns (like the ones seen in babies) re-emerge in late stage Alzheimer’s disease.  It’s not that the reflexes “come back”, because they never really went away.  It’s because ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »