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What Causes Sundowning? Frustration or Chemistry?

In “SUNDOWNING SYNDROME,” people with dementia show high levels of anxiety, agitation, overactivity and delirium. It typically occurs in late afternoon and evening, before their normal time to go to bed. Learn how brain biology explains “sundowning.”

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New Year’s & Reminiscence Therapy

NEW YEAR’S TIP: New Year’s Eve can still be a fun, enjoyable experience for loved ones with dementia. It’s a perfect moment to reflect on past moments that warmed the soul.
Learn how reminiscing makes for a great activity.

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Alzheimer’s & The Power of Music

Music’s effect on the brain fascinated neurologist Oliver Sacks, MD. His research led him to helping people with Alzheimer’s. Watch this best-selling author share how dementia, without exception, responds to music.

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The 5th Dementia – A Musical Movie

FULL MOVIE: “The 5th Dementia” is a diverse music band of people with dementia. When the music starts, they are transformed, diving in with no sheet music. Watch powerfully personal stories reveal this inexplicable phenomena.

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