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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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Sensory Processing Disorders in Adults

*** Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD) can play a major role in how people interact with the environment throughout the lifespan.  From fussy baby, to anxious, middle-aged adult, to confused older adult- an individual with a sensory processing disorder may develop ...

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Driving and Dementia

*** This post comes to you courtesy of someone who is highly familiar and experienced with the difficult subject of driving and dementia.  Her name is Meredith Lyons, OTR/L, DRT… and she is awesome. *** The Bad Guy No one wants ...

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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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DQ on Go Healthy for Good

Last spring, I had the privilege of being a guest on the Hope Channel on their show Go Healthy for Good.  It was a great opportunity to share a bit about the role of occupational therapy for people with dementia. ...

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