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The Wonder of Sensing the World

A person with dementia, no matter how severe, is filled with magical, wonderful abilities. Allow me to get a little heady here… the human condition is nothing short of miraculous and, to go a step further, so is the human’s ...

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Window Curtains

*** There is a house on your street that you pass everyday. As you drive by, your eyes always find that familiar face in the grass- a faded garden gnome sitting lopsided inside a circle of weeds. The house itself is ...

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Whose Failure Is It?

    I have been an occupational therapist for more than twenty years, providing home visits to seniors for most of my career.  More and more, I find that my skill set better serves the caregivers of people with dementia ...

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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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After the Neurologist: What Comes Next?

  At last, you’ve seen the neurologist.  You’ve finally taken that big step to get some answers.  The long awaited diagnosis has come, or at least other diagnoses have been ruled out.  You leave the neurologist’s office with a prescription ...

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