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Patient safety in elderly populations; how do nurses communicate with the Alzheimer's folks?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics

In brief: Patience/compassion

It is hard to watch a viable adult dwindle in to memory loss as with alzheimer's.
Most people who communicate with them have patience, understanding, and can read body language and facial cues. Caregivers remember what these patients liked and how to help them and communicate that to nurses. Art, music, and old pictures reach the long term memories of these patients and that helps.

In brief: Patience/compassion

It is hard to watch a viable adult dwindle in to memory loss as with alzheimer's.
Most people who communicate with them have patience, understanding, and can read body language and facial cues. Caregivers remember what these patients liked and how to help them and communicate that to nurses. Art, music, and old pictures reach the long term memories of these patients and that helps.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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