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Dancing with Dementia

By Len Fabiano  |  15 November 2017

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Dancing or caring for a dementia client with challenging behaviors involves complex steps. The complexity is created by two basic issues associated with dementia - the progressive brain damage caused by the disease, and the increasing and ever changing sensitivity to stimuli and environmental factors.

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Are Your Residents Compliant With Self-administered Medication?

By Cynthia Hood  |  26 October 2017

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Ability to self-administer medications has emerged as the main predictor of appropriate placement and level of care for residents in Retirement and Care Homes.  These results underscore the importance of assessing: 1) the resident’s ability to answer questions related to self-medication and their diagnosis and 2) the actual auditing of self-administration over several days related to the answers above to ensure comprehension and reliability of the initial questions asked.  

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