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How to integrate dementia patients in long-term care community?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
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In brief: Assess and adapt

Anyone entering a long-term care situation has individual preferences and needs ( food, activities, interests, etc).
Which must be assessed on admission. What physical capabilities and limitations does s/he have -- and what's been meaningful to him/her before? What adaptations can the unit make so that s/he can participate and have emotional needs met? Staff must consider all these things.

In brief: Assess and adapt

Anyone entering a long-term care situation has individual preferences and needs ( food, activities, interests, etc).
Which must be assessed on admission. What physical capabilities and limitations does s/he have -- and what's been meaningful to him/her before? What adaptations can the unit make so that s/he can participate and have emotional needs met? Staff must consider all these things.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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