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Calming Dementia Patients — Without Powerful Drugs
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Diane Schoenfeld is a weekly visitor at the Chaparral House nursing home in Berkeley.

She comes every Friday to spend time with her aunt, Lillie Manger.

“Hi Aunt Lill!” she says, squatting down next to her aunt’s wheelchair, meeting her at eye level.

Manger is 97. She has straight white hair pulled back in a neat bun today. It’s tied with a green scarf, an homage to the dancer she used to be.

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