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Doll Therapy

Doll Therapy

Posted Nov 5th, 2019 in Caring for Others

Doll therapy involves giving a realistic baby doll to a person living with dementia, sometimes along with accessories and clothing. 

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How does Parkinson's affect the AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM

How does Parkinson's affect the AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM

Posted Oct 27th, 2019

How does Parkinson's disease affect the bladder, the bowel and the bedroom? We cover it today in this GERI-Minute!

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Parkinson's Disease: More than Movement

Parkinson's Disease: More than Movement

Posted Oct 23rd, 2019 in Caring for Yourself, Caring for Others

Parkinson's disease is described as a movement disorder, but the symptoms can include more than just movement issues, such as sleep disturbance, changes in mood and thinking and autonomic nervous system changes.

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Flu FAQ

Flu FAQ

Posted Oct 23rd, 2019 in Caring for Yourself, GERI-Minute, Prevention, Aging Successfully

Facts about the flu are described in this GERI-Minute.

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Flu shot facts

Flu shot facts

By Dr. Nicole Didyk

Posted Oct 23rd, 2019 in Caring for Others, GERI-Minute, Prevention

Think the flu shot is ineffective? That it can give you the flu? Get the facts!

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Holidays with Dementia

Holidays with Dementia

By Dr. Nicole Didyk

Posted Oct 23rd, 2019 in Caring for Others, GERI-Minute, Planning Ahead

Holiday time can present a challenge when you have a family member living with dementia. Here a re a few tips.

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Why is gout so painful?

By Dr. Nicole Didyk

Posted Oct 23rd, 2019 in Caring for Yourself, Caring for Others, GERI-Minute, Aging Successfully

Gout is a crystal-induced inflammatory arthropathy, which is a fancy way of saying joint pain due to tiny crystals.

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Insomnia Treatment

Insomnia Treatment

Posted Oct 22nd, 2019 in Caring for Yourself, Caring for Others

Most of the people who come to me for help with sleep are already on sleeping pills – so why do they still have insomnia?

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Did we cure Erma's dementia?

Posted Oct 18th, 2019 in Caring for Others

Reversible causes for cognitive changes should always be considered. Here we describe a case of hypothyroidism mimicking dementia.

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Is My Dad Depressed?

Posted Oct 11th, 2019 in Caring for Others

A common dilemma is whether a senior has depression or dementia (MNCD).

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