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“I Want to Go Home!” What Elopement and Wandering Mean for Individuals With Dementia
By Erin Harris, Sharon Jackson | Posted on 07.22.2016 | with 0 comments
What should you do when someone with dementia tries to head out the door? Use these tips for prevention, protection, and to understand where the person is really trying to go. Read more »
Does Staff Training Prevent Harassment?
By William Badzmierowski | Posted on 07.15.2016 | with 0 comments
Training is essential to stop harassment. Here's what it needs to be effective. Read more »
5 Ways to Improve Relationships With Educational Assistants & Paraprofessionals
By Jennifer Taylor and Michael Edward | Posted on 07.12.2016 | with 0 comments
Teachers, here’s how to develop rapport with assistants and empower them to help your students learn both academically and behaviorally. Read more »
A Caregiver’s Guide: Maximizing Mealtime for People With Dementia
By Andrea Anderson | Posted on 07.11.2016 | with 0 comments
From removing distractions to making delicious chocolate pudding, here are tips to build nutritional status in people with dementia. Read more »
Preventing Falls for a Person With Dementia
By Kate Keefe | Posted on 07.08.2016 | with 0 comments
Whether in a family home or a care facility, falls must—and can—be prevented. Learn how from an OT with special skills in dementia care. Read more »
validation therapy
By Sharon Host | Posted on 07.06.2016 | with 0 comments
A man was dressed in his best suit, ready to have lunch with his sister. When a staff member reminded him that his sister was dead, it forever changed how I interact with people who have dementia.  Read more »
Allen Cognitive Disabilities Model
By Sharon Jackson | Posted on 07.01.2016 | with 2 comments
The Allen Cognitive Disabilities Model helps you improve quality of life for a person with dementia by identifying the things they can still do, at every stage of the disease. Read more »
How School District U-46 Reduced Assaults by 90% [Case Study]
By Erin Harris | Posted on 06.30.2016 | with 0 comments
Fights were breaking out across the U-46 district outside Chicago. But since John Heiderscheidt implemented staff training, assaults and suspensions have decreased year after year. Read more »
By Rania Ghobrial | Posted on 06.27.2016 | with 0 comments
Haptics can send different messages in different situations. When is hands-on OK, and when is hands-off the best choice? Read more »
How Names and Labels Affect Patient Care
By D.C. Foster | Posted on 06.24.2016 | with 0 comments
Labeling patients as borderlines, schizophrenics, crazies, and nuts shows little compassion and minimizes how a patient is a person who needs our help. Read more »
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