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Get Some Sleep!

Heed this, Caregivers, living your 36 hour day. *** Everybody knows that there just aren’t enough hours in the day, and sometimes sleep seems like a time consuming nuisance.  But research has shown there are lots of health ailments related ...

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Amyloid… Friend or Foe?

  There is a longstanding hypothesis in research that beta amyloid- a build up of abnormally folded proteins- is responsible for Alzheimer’s disease.  The theory is that a build up of amyloid blocks the flow of nutrients in and out ...

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Color Preference and Dementia

*** I once went to a dementia course where I learned, gratefully, that red was the best color to use if I wanted to get my patient’s attention.  Armed with this information, I started using the color red as a ...

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The Allen Model

*** Much of what I’ve learned about Alzheimer’s, and how to objectivify my observations, comes from Claudia Allen’s Cognitive Disabilities Theory.  The Allen Scale is the only handy dementia-rating scale that is based on function- rather than language-based answers to ...

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