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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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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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An Agonizing Decision: Is It Time to Move?

It is a universal, fundamental, and historical fact that people want to live and die in their own homes.  No one ever says, “I can’t wait to move into a nursing home!” Sadly, however, most people do not have the ...

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I Want To Go Home!

*** “I want to go home” is the single most common sentence I hear on a daily basis.  Many caregivers struggle with this lamentation and grow frustrated with the inadequacies of each answer.  Situations can vary, but the desire for ...

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