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5 Tips for Dealing with the Holidays and Dementia

Contrary to our well-intentioned beliefs, holiday celebrations are not always enjoyable for our friends with Alzheimer’s disease.  We might assume that seeing family and friends, enjoying a nice meal, or dressing up for a special occasion would be a welcomed ...

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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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Activation of Familiar Movement Patterns

I had a gentleman the other day who has been declared “dependent” by the assisted living staff for over a year.  He has a diagnosis of late stage Alzheimer’s, although I suspect there is some Parkinson’s disease at play here ...

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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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