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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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5 Tips for Labeling Stuff

*** Labeling drawers and cabinets can help people with Alzheimer’s disease remember where items are located.  Successful implementation is dependent on several factors: 1.  Introduce labels in the early stage, while language is still useful and while habits can still ...

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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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