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Snoezelen Therapy

In simple terms, Snoezelen (“snoozelen”) is a multisensory stimulation approach used to provide opportunities for multi-sensory experiences in the cognitively impaired. Snoezelen therapy can be used as both a stimulating and calming technique.  Frequently, cognitively impaired individuals, particularly those with ...

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Driving and Dementia

  People in the early stages of dementia are frequently still driving.  There is usually little trouble in getting to and from familiar locations, although one slight change in direction, terrain, or time of day can cause major confusion.  And ...

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Whose Failure Is It?

    I have been an occupational therapist for more than twenty years, providing home visits to seniors for most of my career.  More and more, I find that my skill set better serves the caregivers of people with dementia ...

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Boredom Breeds…

I know that we do not live in a perfect world, nor do our friends with Alzheimer’s disease receive perfect care.  But one of my biggest soapbox subjects relates to the basic human needs to be productive, valued, and useful- ...

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