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Improv Communication Tools for the World of Dementia

For many years the dementia "therapy" of choice was to continuously reorient the individual to person, time, and place.  Whether you're a professional caregiver, or the most loving, attentive family member, it's an exhausting strategy... and it ultimately doesn't...

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RN Patient Advocate

Alternative, Integrative, Holistic… Patient Advocates Can Help You Sort Through The Confusion

The term "Alternative Medicine" is frequently used incorrectly. The true definition is 'any non-conventional intervention that is used INSTEAD OF conventional treatments, NOT in conjunction with them'. This article does a good job of distinguishing and explaining many...

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Defining “alternative”, “complementary”, “integrative” healthcare

Many of my RN Patient Advocate clients request guidance to “complementary” modalities, provided by licensed health professionals. Whether it’s an acupuncturist, chiropractor, naturopath, yoga therapist, healing touch practitioner, etc., all of these modalities are used in conjunction with conventional medicine. It does not REPLACE conventional medicine.

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Self-Care for Health Professionals