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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 ...

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Improving Cooperation: A Three Step Experiment

Anxiety and resistance to care in dementia are common issues related to deterioration of the frontal lobe (insight and judgment) and the hippocampus (short term memory).  Caregivers frequently find this lack of cooperation and anxiety more exhausting than the actual  physical ...

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Brain Tour

  An education in Alzheimer’s disease usually begins in one place: The Alzheimer’s Association.  I’ve done a fair amount of educating to both individuals and groups about the Alzheimer’s disease process.  I have found one little gem to be the ...

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