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Gary Tetz

A shallow obsession

A smartphone app in development purports to use speech analysis to diagnose dementia.  That’s fantastic news, but it ignores one of my fundamental beliefs: that smartphone use is dementia, on a global scale.  The irony is that our phone addiction is making us crazy as a civilization and species, but in our demented state, we…

Gary Tetz

Go venti or go home

Any chance to write about coffee, I should. That’s perhaps the most important thing I’ve learned over all my years writing for McKnight’s. Based on audience response, it’s one of the topics long-term care folks care quite passionately about.

Gary Tetz

Things I Think: The lessons of autumn

Autumn is a time of change. That probably seems trite and obvious, and certainly it’s a trait shared by all the seasons, at least where I live in the Pacific Northwest. But the transitions of fall always feel most jarring.

Things I Think: Opera’s resonance

How can listening to opera possibly improve the cognitive function of dementia patients? Notice I didn’t ask whether. According to McKnight’s, Chinese researchers are proving the point, and who am I to argue? You’ll notice that opera characters who express strong opinions generally die. I love opera, so getting to listen to it all the…

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