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I’m Not That Dirty

One of the biggest challenges during the early stages of dementia, when personality changes and denial are contributing factors, is the topic of bathing. One of the most frequent issues is a lack of self-initiated routine bathing, and a resistance ...

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The Importance of Routines

Are you a “sock-shoe-sock-shoe” or a “sock-sock-shoe-shoe”? We all have our own routines- our own patterns for completing tasks in our day.  Dementia alters the ability to learn new routines or recover from a deviation in a routine.  When early ...

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Rollators

Have you ever noticed that many people with dementia sometimes carry their walkers- instead of pushing it or lifting it forward and setting it down again? Consistent walker use is dependent on lots of factors, but most people in the ...

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Fraud and Memory Impairment

The aging population in America, generally trusting and polite, are frequently targeted by ruthless con-artists.  Sometimes this has to do with the older generations’ upbringing, as described in Dr. Virginia Templeton’s article Fraud, Vulnerability, and Aging: Fraud Against North Carolina’s ...

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