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Redirecting Dementia

Dentist diagnosing a patient's teeth
Gary, a former dentist living in a dementia care center, gets confused -- and it worries him. See staff "redirect" him and relieve his anxiety. (Video)

Gary, a former dentist living in a dementia care center, gets confused — and it worries him. Staff in the center say they have figured out a way to redirect him and relieve his anxiety.

Gary believes he is still in a dentistry practice. “It’s not really a medical building or something like that,” he says. “But here we are; I ain’t never leaving,” he muses. It’s kind of strange that way.” A staff members says one of the ways they redirect him is by having him examine their teeth.


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