Communication strategies for patients with dementia
I'm also a nurse, so I think I should know the answer. But there's no class I can take or special phrase to learn that will help my mom, or patients like her, understand that I'm here to help them.
The journey of caring for a family member with dementia has given me a unique perspective on communicating with patients with dementia. This article reflects on this perspective and proposes communication techniques that may alleviate nurses' anxieties when they care for these patients.