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What roles and responsibilties are there for nurses when dealing with patients with dementia?

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 38 years experience
Lots of info online: Here's one of many links: http://nursingplanet.Com/dementia/dementia_nursing_management.Html short list: be calm, consistent, easy to understand, patient, explain what's happening, listen, prompt and seek agreement, try verbal & non-verbal, safety first! take notes to provide info to md, don't over-medicate, or upset, gently end a bad interaction & try again later. Seek support & guidance prn!
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