Tag: caring for resident with dementia

Tips for dementia resident care

Caring for residents with dementia can be a difficult task, but taking an interdisciplinary approach while caring for residents can go a long way. The following tips on how to approach dementia care are from Caring for the Dementia Resident by Frosini Rubertino, RN, BSN, C-NE, CDONA/LTC, available for purchase here. Person-centered care. CMS requires […]

Increasing communication with your residents who have dementia: Part 3 (of 4)

Part 2 of this series taken from Serving Residents With Dementia: Transforming Care Strategies for Assisted Living Providers, written by dementia expert Kerry C. Mills, MPA, discussed how to approach residents who have dementia to ensure your presence is welcomed, as well as tips for asking questions to engage, rather than test. Part 3 reviews […]

Person-centered focus at the core of Alzheimer’s Association’s new recommendations

The Alzheimer’s Association released their 2018 recommendations for dementia care practice intended for professional care providers who work with individuals living with dementia and their families. The recommendations are posted online and will be published in the February issue of The Gerontologist. The new guidance, which contains 56 recommendations across 10 content areas, designates a […]

Increasing communication with your residents who have dementia: Part 2 (of 4)

Part 1 of this series reviewed the first two of eight steps to integrating effective speaking practices with other essential aspects of communication in order to provide quality care to residents with dementia, highlighting the importance of preparation. Part 2 will discuss steps three and four from Serving Residents With Dementia: Transforming Care Strategies for […]

Increasing communication with your residents who have dementia: Part 1 (of 4)

Listening to another person without a focus on words, as well as how to understand the differences that exist between communicators in processing information is an important aspect to understand when caring for residents with dementia. According to dementia expert Kerry C. Mills, MPA, author of Serving Residents With Dementia: Transforming Care Strategies for Assisted […]