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December 18, 2012 2:45 AM

Drs. Oz and Roizen: Creativity modifies behaviors

In "Elegy for Iris," John Bayley tells of his enduring love for novelist Iris Murdoch as she sank into Alzheimer’s disease. When she’d insist on wearing socks while swimming or would constantly ask, "When are we going?" he was flexible and inventive in his responses. Now research confirms what Bayley knew instinctively: Caretakers can do a lot to lessen Alzheimer’s behavioral symptoms.

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