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Assessing dementia-related behaviors: can you read the clues?

Caring for a person with dementia requires you to wear a lot of hats, but none is more important than that of the detective. As the brain changes, so do a person’s method of communicating their needs. Words may not come as easily so their behavior often becomes their way of “talking” to us. As […] Read More >>

Building A Connection: The Cornerstone to Great Dementia Care

An effective dementia care plan is one that honors and connects with a person’s unique life story; their culture and spiritual life, their likes and dislikes, and all the things that have shaped them into who they are. But person-centered care can only occur once the caregiver has successfully forged a connection with their care […] Read More >>

What is Occupational Therapy and How Can It Improve Daily Life?

The following post comes to us from our partners at FOX Rehabilitation who offer in-house physical, occupational, and speech* therapy. You’ll find FOX Rehab services in the following Autumn Leaves locations: Autumn Leaves of Carrollton (Texas) Autumn Leaves of Cityview (Texas) Autumn Leaves of Cypresswood (Texas) Autumn Leaves of Franklin (Wisconsin) *Speech therapy may not […] Read More >>

Dementia and the Holidays: Shifting our Perspective

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year” – or so the song goes. But for those caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, the holidays can be especially stressful. This stress has only been compounded for the last 2 years by the COVID-19 pandemic which has distanced us from our extended […] Read More >>

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