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Dementia: Sleeping Pattern Changes and Wheelchair Positioning

Part 7 in our series on Dementia. Check out Part 1, Part 2, Part 3Part 4, Part 5, and Part 6.


When damage to the brainstem occurs in residents with...

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Dementia: Choosing the Correct Wheelchair When Dealing With Motor Issues

Part 6 in our series on Dementia. Check out Part 1, Part 2, Part 3Part 4, and Part 5.


Motor loss is the most obvious loss of function (after memory)...

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Dementia: Preventing Wound Development

Part 5 in our series on Dementia. Check out Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4 here.


To no one’s surprise, wound development is a serious issue in the...

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Dementia: Seating & Positioning Best Practices for Changes in Temperament

Part 4 in our series on Dementia. Check out Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.


When talking to the loved one of a resident with dementia, statements are often...

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Dementia: Understanding Functional Loss in Your Resident

 Part 3 in our series on Dementia. Check out Part 1 and Part 2.


Approximately 60% of all LTC residents have Alzheimer’s dementia or another form of...

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Dementia: What Part of the Brain is Under Attack?

Part 2 in our series on Dementia. Check out Part 1. 

In the diagnosis list, dementia can be clearly stated or there may be other disorders highly linked...

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Understanding Dementia: NOT Just Memory Loss


When we do a chart review on a resident before going in for an evaluation, we often see LTC residents with a dementia diagnosis. Our brains...

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Long Term Care: Is there such thing as a "perfect" seating system?

In the nursing home, I often felt, as the head OT, I was expected to be not only a therapist but also a miracle worker.

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Wound Development: So Much More Than Pressure

More times than we would like to admit, when we think of wound development, our minds automatically think PRESSURE. That is not entirely wrong as pressure...

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Standard Leg Rests vs Elevating Leg Rests: The Better Choice

As we age, many changes occur to our muscles, bones, and joints. Our body becomes very rigid –like an ironing board – instead of moving in...

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