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BCAT Working Memory Exercise Book

I have been using the Brief Cognitive Assessment Tool (BCAT) in my practice for about six months.  It is a great tool for assessing dementia and zeroing in on specific cognitive deficits.  I just got my hands on the new ...

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Dignity Restored

 *** She wrote a book of poetry, and I treasured my autographed copy like a cache of paper diamonds.  The poem about me is on page eleven, and there is an ink sketch of a little girl at the top ...

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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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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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