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I participated in the White House Conference on Aging and there is a Dementia friendly toolkit https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/p01000.pdf as an intuitive of a Dementia Friendly America. It is slowly being implemented. Also in MSW grad school, as a therapy I learned about http://www.snoezelen.info/elements-of-a-snoezelen-sensory-room/  that can help with what the doctor was saying about sensory and body work with PTs. I have worked dementia and oncology as a social worker. Ten years ago I had Hodgkins (at 25) and was caretaker to my sister as she died of Lung cancer at 42 five years later. I have been on both sides and experienced the loss of self at 25 and had to make meaning of loss. My focus is mental health and Yes we can do this. Thanks -Irene