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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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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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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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Butterfly

                                                                             *** They ...

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