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Innovative Therapy at Menorah Manor Shows Great Promise for Parkinson’s

Doug Clapp, a former judge from Maine, retired in 2003. In 2008, he and his wife, Judy, moved to St. Petersburg. He was having progressive difficulties with walking and speaking. His normal, everyday life was becoming more challenging. Speaking in public had been such a joy for him and was becoming a dreaded task. All of this was happening to Doug because he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, a progressive neurological disease that affects movement and communication.

Dementia In-Service Held for Menorah Manor Staff

Dementia In-Service Held for Menorah Manor Staff

Memory loss, mood swings, depression, hallucinations, and paranoia are all symptoms of dementia. Gwen Kaldenberg, Menorah Manor’s Director of the Bresler Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Program, and her staff help distressed residents with dementia each day on the Toby Weinman Alzheimer’s Care Village. “Dementia is a complex disease. With it, each day and every minute are different. Residents in distress all act differently, but assisting them in the correct manner can and will make a difference in the quality of their lives,” states Gwen.

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