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Learning and Dementia – Rant #537

In the latest issue of Provider magazine, a new Dutch study is highlighted with the following cover teaser: “Alzheimer’s Finding Surprises Researchers”. So of course, I rushed to the article to find out what happened that was so shocking. Turns … Continue reading

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A Changing Melody

March 26th┬ákicked off the latest edition of Alzheimer’s Disease International in Toronto with “A Changing Melody”: a pre-conference event that celebrates people living with dementia with an all-day symposium that is largely planned and presented by people with various forms … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts…

I’ll be heading north and west tomorrow; first by train to Toronto for the Changing Melody conference (of and by people living with dementia), then to speak at Alzheimer’s Disease International on Sunday. Monday I head west for talks in … Continue reading

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Antipsychotic Use in Denmark

During my last conference in Denmark, I learned of an interesting trend in antipsychotic use. After I quoted a 2003 Danish Medicines Agency report earlier in the week that showed a 28% prevalence of antipsychotic use in care homes, I … Continue reading

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Denmark Conference #2

After attending the Denmark Eden Networking Days, I was invited to give two talks for a meeting of the National Knowledge Center for Dementia in Copenhagen on March 11th. My opening talk was a general overview of my “experiential” approach … Continue reading

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Birkelund–Denmark’s Newest Eden Home

After the induction ceremony, we were all invited into a room that was decorated with the story of this marvelous home. Inside was a cornucopia of scrapbooks, photos, mementos, decorations and testimonials that were moving as well as inspirational for … Continue reading

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Eden Denmark, Day 2

After a hearty breakfast–which seemed to come very soon after the wonderful dinner the night before–we were launched into Day 2 with the Danish Eden song, sung in Danish, English and German (close approximations accepted). After a local journalist spoke … Continue reading

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