Dementia in Long-Term Care: Communicating with Residents
A Video Guide for Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants in Long-Term Care
Up to half of all long-term care residents suffer from some form of dementia, such as Alzheimer's disease. Their caregivers face many special challenges. Chief among them is properly communicating with residents with dementia in order to meet all of their care giving needs. Caregivers can help by understanding residents' capabilities and limitations, then using that knowledge to help provide individualized care.
During this program you'll learn:
- Communication difficulties associated with dementia
- Techniques you can use to bridge the communication gap with residents with dementia
- Verbal strategies
- Non-verbal communication methods
"Dementia in Long-Term Care: Communicating with Residents" is a practical educational tool. It demonstrates important skills necessary to help caregivers address communication challenges when residents have dementia. Filled with practical information and useful instruction, this video explains measures for overcoming communication difficulties with residents suffering from varying degrees of dementia, and so much more.
This video training provides a unique and interactive learning experience. In addition to the valuable learning information contained in the video and accompanying facilitator guide, the video in-service provides opportunities for facilitated discussion to help participants understand how dementia can influence communication and overall resident quality of life.
ElderCare Communications is a leading provider of high quality video-based education and information to help improve the quality of care and resident quality of life in long-term care settings.
You may download the facilitator guide here.