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Using Validation to Honor Folks with Alzheimer’s or Other Dementia & Avoid Power Struggles

As rational judgment and situational awareness deteriorate with progressive forms of dementia, folks may want things that aren’t realistic or safe such as driving a car or leaving a secure unit in a long-term care facility. Each individual has different … Continue reading

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One Mother’s Memory & Music: A Hopeful, Helpful Message from her Daughter (Nurse & Musician)

Recently we held a funeral service for my mom.  She had Azheimer’s disease for the past ten years.   I found a way to effectively communicate with mom right up until her death and would like to share with you. … Continue reading

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Can a Regulation to Report Suspected Abuse Give Us a False Sense of Security?

At first glance, a regulation that requires healthcare professionals,  para professionals and support staff to report suspected patient abuse seems like a sound practice  to ensure safe patient care.  And really, who can argue against reporting suspected abuse of patients? … Continue reading

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