Approximately one quarter of all hospitalized patients over age 75 years have a secondary diagnosis of dementia. A unique hospital-wide program to encourage appropriate communication techniques with patients who have dementia was provided to all departments of a hospital.

Evaluation indicated improvement in some communication techniques. Additional education is needed to disperse the information to as many staff as possible and to sustain the change.


Read the article Pilot testing an educational intervention to improve communication with patients with dementia.

Answer the following questions:

What kind of communication technique are the authors suggesting for dementia patients?
What technique seems the most promising to you?
Explain why you picked that technique?

Last Updated on March 24, 2018

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