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For some with Alzheimer's, occupational therapy can bring welcome relief

3:21 PM, Sep. 26, 2013
A daughter and mother share their memories while viewing an old photo album.
A daughter and mother share their memories while viewing an old photo album.
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Putting mirrors in unexpected places and keeping old photo albums handy might just make life a bit easier for people with Alzheimer's and those who live with and care for them.

They're among suggestions offered by occupational therapists as ways to modify daily life as the degenerative brain disease takes its course.

"In some cases, occupational therapy has been overlooked for Alzheimer's disease, but it can make such a difference in keeping people at home when you learn how to set up the environment for success and safety," said Chad Morton, an occupational therapist who's managing ...

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