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Butterfly

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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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Chronic Stress and Dementia: The Lost Keys Paradox

From its earliest onset, dementia induces stress. Memory impairment, language problems, emotional dysregulation… most people are aware of these changes in the early stages of neurodegeneration. This awareness is upsetting, and it can trigger a cascade of hormonal changes that ...

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Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD)

“BPSD include agitation, aberrant motor behavior, anxiety, elation, irritability,   depression, apathy, disinhibition, delusions, hallucinations, and sleep or appetite changes. It is estimated that BPSD affect up to 90% of all dementia subjects over the course of their illness, and is ...

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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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