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Medicine, Walking, Painting, and Puzzles: A New Paradigm for Dementia Intervention (Originally published in

Physicians routinely prescribe Donepezil (Aricept), Galantamine (Razadyne), and  Rivastigmine (Exelon) for patients who have Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. But they often ignore the clout of activities such as walking, knitting, woodworking, and puzzles. In this article, I explain why many common activities have the potential of holding in check the ravages of Alzheimer’s […]

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Stan Goldberg Professor Emeritus, San Francisco State University

I am a person living with cancer, a Professor Emeritus who for more than 25 years taught, provided therapy, researched, and published in the areas of learning problems, communication disorders, loss, change, and end-of-life issues. For eight years I was a bedside hospice volunteer and currently counsel caregivers.

More than 200 free articles on topics that affect seniors appear on my website, I also have authored nine books, the latest PREVENTING SENIOR MOMENTS: HOW TO STAY ALERT INTO YOUR 90S AND BEYOND is available from all online booksellers and can be ordered through brick-and-mortar stores.

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