Huge News for Alzheimer’s Research!

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41971124/ns/health-alzheimers_disease/ There’s some huge news for individuals and their families dealing with Alzheimer’s disease!  We may be closing in on a cure quickly.  According to new findings, beta amyloid, the...

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Cool Idea to Prevent Elopements

So, I was looking at this website www.nccdp.org for The National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners.  It’s a great resource for all things dementia-related.  As I’m browsing around, this link catches my eye:  Fake Bus Stop Keeps Alzh...

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Managing Hypersexuality in the Nursing Home – Where to Begin?

Today, we’ll talk about hypersexuality of the nursing home resident when there is no 2 –party consent for sexual advances, and what to do to manage this behavior. In the nursing home industry, you’ll run across it sooner or later.  A little male residen...

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Confusion Over Sexuality in the Nursing Home

Every facility at one point or another will have to come to terms with the expression of sexuality by their residents.  This creates a ton of confusion with the staff, administration, corporate, families, ombudsman, and surveyors. To tell you the truth, it ca...

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You Can’t Have Mental Health Services – You’re on Medicare!

Something interesting I’m finding in many facilities, and let me tell you, I’m a little upset over it.  Apparently, there are nursing home administrators out there that are telling their facilities that no resident can have mental health services ...

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Snoezelen Rooms – A New Tool for Alzheimers?

Do you Snoezel? If not, you might need to start! The word “Snoezelen” comes from 2 Dutch words, “snuffelen” (to seek out or explore, or to sniff) and “doezelen” (to relax, doze, or snooze).  The Snoezelen experience offers ...

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Top 10 Questions to Ask to Get Your Behavior Management Program on Track

Do you have residents yelling their heads off? Wandering excessively into the wrong rooms? Elopements? Resisting care? Exhibiting sexually inappropriate behaviors?  Or, maybe even a new resident-to-resident altercation each day?  Then, I hate to break it to ...

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