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Disorders of Diminished Motivation

Lack of motivation can be one of the most frustrating aspects of caregiving. How do you motivate somebody to do more, engage more, or initiate more in the presence of dementia?  Why is it that your father, who is physically ...

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Contracture Management

*** Dear DQ, I cannot tell you what a relief it was to find your website. My mother has had Alzheimer’s for years, and no one has presented the practical information in any way HALF as cogently and helpfully as ...

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Turning: Taking the Long Way Around

*** Did you ever notice that when someone in the early or middle stages of dementia approaches a chair, they sometimes turn “the long way around” before sitting? Imagine approaching a chair on your left side.  Since your left hip ...

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