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Love in the Land of Dementia

I see myself, along with my brother and father, as the carrier of my mother’s sacred legacy.  I imagine myself tenderly fanning the embers, adding dry leaves and crumbled paper, creating a blaze with each memory.  I realize I don’t ...

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We’ve Got A Long Way To Go…

*** The other day, I was part of a training group of nearly 15 occupational therapists (and one speech therapist) who are passionate about working with people with dementia. We were being educated on an assessment tool that would help ...

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Video Prompting Strategies

A recent article in the American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias* found video prompting may be considered a valuable tool to support persons with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease during daily activities.  In 2 different studies, one comparing ...

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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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