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Dementia and The Right to Self Determination

*** In the United States, a patient’s right to make their own health care decisions is a federal law.  The Patient Self-Determination Act (PSDA) ensures that a patient’s right to self-determination in health care decisions be communicated and protected. Clearly there ...

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Finding the Balance Between Prevention and Potential

*** Along the continuum of function where “prevention” of decline is the left hash mark, “potential” bookends the right. Designing spaces and programs for older adults should include consideration of all functional points along that continuum, ensuring that prevention of ...

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