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SUMMARY: 
 
     Based on anecdotal evidence, "Sensations" has been successful in the past on other Alzheimer Units. However, a detailed study of behavioral changes in the participants has never been undertaken. This research will examine what changes occur for a resident that has been exposed to a very intimate and purposeful group on a regular basis. The group will be on going for a six month period and the facilitator will be the same - except for vacation days where the replacing facilitator will be associated with the group prior to the vacation. 
 
     The improved quality of life for the resident will be established by the maintaining or increasing in better sleeping patterns, the maintaining or increasing in better eating patterns and the maintaining or decreasing in PRN medications. The clinicians report will be a validation for the above and prove that intimacy and group work through multi model intervention is a positive and instrumental way to work with the Alzheimer resident. 
 
 

 
 

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