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    many years ago... one skill that is one of the last to go in Alzheimer's patients (because it's learned in childhood for the most part) is reading. So written reminders of things help with memory and step by step instructions also help, and in later stages "stop" signs or "Do not enter" or "employee's only" signs on doors you don't want them to open (like ones with dark basement stairs behind it) work.

    "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

    by FloridaSNMOM on Sun Jul 22, 2012 at 07:53:00 AM PDT

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