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Boredom Breeds…

I know that we do not live in a perfect world, nor do our friends with Alzheimer’s disease receive perfect care.  But one of my biggest soapbox subjects relates to the basic human needs to be productive, valued, and useful- ...

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Grab Bars… Yes You Need Them

The bathroom is the one room in the house where most falls occur.  Regardless of the stage of dementia, strategic placement of grab bars can significantly reduce the risk of falls for all people. People with compromised balance, cognition, vision, ...

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Kill the Devil Doll

*** Here is a story that offers a different perspective, brought to my attention by a family who is struggling with a loved one’s dementia.  I know you all can identify with the challenges of dealing with dementia’s disruptive behaviors, and how ...

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5 Tips for Managing Anxiety in Dementia

    Elsa lives in an assisted living facility.  She is calm and happy in the morning, but gets anxious later in the day. In the late afternoon, Elsa paces the halls, mumbling to herself and wringing her hands.  She ...

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