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I Am Wheel, Hear Me Squeak

*** When I was a kid, we didn’t say the word “breast”.  If a woman had breast cancer, she had a “Lady Problem”, and it was nobody’s business.   I could have never imagined that my twelve-year-old son would be ...

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Why Multisensory Rooms Don’t Work

Newsflash:   Multisensory rooms do not effectively provide meaningful cognitive stimulation for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Multisensory experiences do. *** I have been asked to provide recommendations and input for the design of multisensory (Snoezlen) rooms several ...

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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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