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Article posted: 11/5/2012 6:00 AM

Overnight dementia care gives caregivers some rest

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Dementia patients sitting in a circle formation do an exercise called "the parachute" at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale in the Bronx borough of New York. The Hebrew Home has a program that provides care and activities overnight for dementia victims with sleep problems.

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A physical therapist guides a dementia patient through a puzzle at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale in the Bronx borough of New York.

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Just after 10 p.m., when most people their age are going to sleep, a group of elderly folks suffering from dementia are just getting started singing and dancing. Dozens of elderly are brough to a nursing home every night until dawn. The program, which appears to be rare, is kind of a "night camp" for dementia victims who don't sleep at night or tend to wake up agitated or become frightened or disoriented by the fall of darkness.
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    • Dementia patients sitting in a circle formation do an exercise called “the parachute” at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale in the Bronx borough of New York. The Hebrew Home has a program that provides care and activities overnight for dementia victims with sleep problems.
    • A physical therapist guides a dementia patient through a puzzle at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale in the Bronx borough of New York.
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