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Hands
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Using More Than Words To Connect

There are five basic human senses; taste, smell, touch, sight and hearing. Helen Keller couldn’t hear or see, but she still could communicate. Through all

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Adapting Care to Changing Needs

Inevitably a resident’s care and needs are going to change from time to time, especially those struggling with memory loss or dementia.  Clinically speaking, there

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What is the New Normal
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What is Normal Anyway?

How do you define normal? Is it meant to be standard or common?  Is it meant to be average?  Or, can it be defined as

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Language Matters

The words we use not only affect those listening to us but affect how we view others and the situation. Changing your word choice from institutional to person-centered language will help you adapt your thought process and grow the culture of your community.

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Use a Strengths Based Approach

Strengths are what give us confidence and what give us a sense of ourselves and oftentimes a sense of purpose. When you are supporting someone who is living with dementia, it is important to identify what those skills are of that individual, help them celebrate those skills and find ways to display them.

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The Brain & Dementia

Understanding the brain and how the different lobes function is helpful to understanding dementia and the changes that you may see in those living with the condition.

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