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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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Keeping It Real

*** Dear Readers, Sometimes I forget that this is my personal blog and that I am free to express my thoughts and opinions.  For a girl who is an habitual over-sharer and perpetual optimist, I really struggle to stay objective ...

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The Alzheimer’s Association Advocacy Forum

Last week I had the incredible opportunity to tag along with some friends from my local Alzheimer’s Association chapter and storm Capitol Hill with almost 1000 purple warriors.  The experience afforded me a perspective I had never witnessed- the sense ...

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Gesture Training

*** Gesture training is a valuable strategy used to compensate for decreased communication in dementia .  Gestures are nonverbal cues- body language- used to communicate something.  We use gestures all the time in our daily lives to emphasize spoken language. ...

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