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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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The Big Black Hole

The Big Black Hole Because folks with advancing dementia sometimes have problems with visual/perceptual skills, threshold changes and changes in flooring patterns can be difficult to navigate.  This problem can sometimes work to the caregiver’s advantage if the person with ...

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I Want To Go Home!

*** “I want to go home” is the single most common sentence I hear on a daily basis.  Many caregivers struggle with this lamentation and grow frustrated with the inadequacies of each answer.  Situations can vary, but the desire for ...

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Automatic Speech for Motor Initiation

The next time someone with middle to late stages of Alzheimer’s has difficulty standing up or sitting down, try the 1-2-3 count. It is a very well-ingrained human habit- to expect an action at the end of “1,2,3”. And it ...

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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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