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Opening a Contracted Hand

***  *** Can you give some suggestions for helping to unclench the hand that we can pass along to caregivers? It would be irresponsible of me to begin to answer this question without an all out disclaimer:  I am not ...

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Activation of Familiar Movement Patterns

I had a gentleman the other day who has been declared “dependent” by the assisted living staff for over a year.  He has a diagnosis of late stage Alzheimer’s, although I suspect there is some Parkinson’s disease at play here ...

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Have you ever noticed that many people with dementia sometimes carry their walkers- instead of pushing it or lifting it forward and setting it down again? Consistent walker use is dependent on lots of factors, but most people in the ...

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