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Who's the guy with the iPods for dementia people.

He was featured on a couple of NPR shows. He brought iPods into dementia units and got the residents involved with recollections based on their songs from events in their lives.

I want to suggest he do a program on toys for dementia residents. I recall that one facility my mom was in had dolls for residents and several of the residents took pleasure in the dolls. There were no other toys. I suspect toys, dolls, model planes and such would go along way to improving the quality of lives of residents.

I would like to suggest this to him.

Monarch Butterflies -- Have you seen any this year?

So far, I haven't seen any in my travels in N.J.

When parents can't care for themselves...

My mother has been in assisted living (dementia, but not Alzheimers) for six years now, at a cost of $5,980. per month. So just a couple of things I have learned.

Visit an Elder Law attorney. Do this if possible while your parents still have their faculties.

If one of your parents were a veteran during war time, BOTH parents are eligible for aid if their income meets the V.A. guidelines. Each state has veteran assistance offices. The V.F.W. or Amer. Legion office can help you find your office.

If your town or county has a social services office, they also can be of help.

Dinesh D'Sousa's new movie-- who plans to see it?

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