Using light to improve sleep, reduce agitation

Here’s my latest article on McKnight’s Long-Term Care News: Using light to improve sleep, reduce agitation Poor sleep, reversed sleep/wake cycles, depression and falls are common problems in older adults. In addition, elders with dementia frequently experience late afternoon agitation, or “sundowning.” Because our residents live in a communal environment, a single individual’s agitation or … Read more

Creating an Emotionally Healthy Workplace: Free Webinar 11/12

Join Dr. El Wednesday, November 12th at 2pm Eastern Time (1pm Central Time) for a FREE Webinar on Creating an Emotionally Healthy Workplace sponsored by EmLogis To register: visit EmLogis Events   Aunt Sylvia Stays Psychologically Healthy: Click here or view below:         About the Webinar: Is your work environment undermining the … Read more

“Dementia Village” in the Netherlands (video)

Many readers are familiar with people with dementia who want to “go home” when staff members leave at the end of their shifts or who “shop” for belongings in the drawers of other residents. It can be challenging for staff to redirect individuals intent upon leaving and upsetting for the people who are being prevented … Read more