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Go With the Flow: An Introductory Guide to Communication with Dementia

February 29, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
This handout outlines communication strategies for families who are adjusting to a new diagnosis of dementia in their family. These strategies focus on maintaining self-esteem and dignity. Nickbakht, M., Angwin, A. J., Cheng, B. B., Liddle, J., Worthy, P., Wiles, J. H., … & Wallace, S. J. (2023). Putting “the broken bits together”: A qualitative […]
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Plateau: Is My Recovery from Brain Injury Over

February 29, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
This material busts the myth of a person’s recovery plateauing after a brain injury and explains how the environment can have a positive or negative impact. Frasca, D., Tomaszczyk, J., McFadyen, B.J., & Green, R.E.(2013). Traumatic brain injury and post-acute decline: what role does environmental enrichment play? A scoping review. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7. […]
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Types of Strokes

February 29, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
This handout provides simple information about the different types of strokes. Therapists can circle the types of stroke for each client/family member so that they can compare and understand differences.
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Lifestyle Choices to Support Brain Health

February 29, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
This handout covers a variety of lifestyle choices that support brain health. Gomes Gonçalves N, Vidal Ferreira N, Khandpur N, et al. Association Between Consumption of Ultraprocessed Foods and Cognitive Decline. JAMA Neurol. 2023;80(2):142–150. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2022.4397 Martini D. (2019). Health Benefits of Mediterranean Diet. Nutrients, 11(8), 1802. Paluch A., Bajpai S., Bassett D., Carnethon M., Eklund […]
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Dementia Staging

February 29, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
This resource outlines the stages of dementia using the Functional Assessment Staging Tool (FAST Scale) for dementia, as well as provides considerations for intervention and interacting with individuals at each stage designed for clinicians, family members, and caregivers. Reisberg, B., Ferris, S. H., & Franssen, E. (1985). An ordinal functional assessment tool for Alzheimer’s-type dementia. […]
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Ambiguous Loss

February 29, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
This resource provides information on ambiguous loss for the clinician and has a handout portion to provide to clients and their family or caregivers covering tips for detailing with ambiguous loss. Pauline, B., & Boss, P. (2009). Ambiguous loss: Learning to live with unresolved grief. Harvard University Press.
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Refilling Medications

January 31, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
This therapy material works on skills required for refilling medications.
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Physical Requirements for Driving

January 31, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
This handout covers what physical skills are required for safe driving. Part of the driving series including Visual Requirements for Driving.
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