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How to Be a Great Patient Advocate

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One of the key responsibilities of those who care for people with dementia is to interface with their physicians. As health care becomes more complex and office visits are often brief, all patients need to communicate effectively and actively participate in care planning. The increasing reliance on educated and empowered Read More…

Coping with Short Winter Days

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3079534450_315d7eb801_mMany people are prone to depression during the winter months when the days are short. The same is true for people living with dementia. Since this population cannot put in place any plans to Read More…

Planning for Thanksgiving

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6395475383_d3ce083675_mWith Thanksgiving less than two weeks away, it is time to think about how to include those with dementia in the holiday celebration.   Holidays can be wonderful, but stressful for many people. If Read More…

Slow Medicine and Dementia

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stethoscope-840125_640Physicians are trained to act quickly to address health problems, and there are more and more tools in their kits to assist them in this effort. Aggressive Read More…

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