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Therapist Wins Award
12/17/2012 12:00:00 AM

The Portland Press Herald

Ryan Francis, certified recreational therapist at Sedgewood Commons, was honored recently with the 2012 Maine Health Care Association Award for his innovative programming benefiting Alzheimer's residents at Sedgewood Commons.

Francis' "Rhythm Delight" program uses music to help people with Alzheimer's-type dementia to maintain cognitive functioning through short-term memory recall, address physical function through the use of gross and fine motor skills, emotional functioning through experiencing a sense of mastery and familiarity, social functioning through appropriate interactions with peers and facilitators and auditory stimulation through the sounds produced by percussion instruments.

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