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The Alzheimer’s Association Advocacy Forum

Last week I had the incredible opportunity to tag along with some friends from my local Alzheimer’s Association chapter and storm Capitol Hill with almost 1000 purple warriors.  The experience afforded me a perspective I had never witnessed- the sense ...

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Noticing Barriers Below The Knee

Although there can be a number musculoskeletal and sensory factors that may cause an older person to trip or stumble, the presence of Alzheimer’s disease greatly increases the risk.  A loss of depth perception and an inattention to things below ...

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Disorders of Diminished Motivation

Lack of motivation can be one of the most frustrating aspects of caregiving. How do you motivate somebody to do more, engage more, or initiate more in the presence of dementia?  Why is it that your father, who is physically ...

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Gesture Training

*** Gesture training is a valuable strategy used to compensate for decreased communication in dementia .  Gestures are nonverbal cues- body language- used to communicate something.  We use gestures all the time in our daily lives to emphasize spoken language. ...

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