Peter V. Rabins, MD, MPH
Interactive Discussion and Resident Vignettes
$150 Purchase Price
Communicating with the Alzheimer’s Patient
In this unique DVD, nursing staff introduce actual patients demonstrating a wide range of language deficits associated with the different stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Peter Rabins, engaging directly both with staff and residents, gathers information on the communication challenges presented by the patients and works with staff to develop communication strategies. Together they identify ways to establish both verbal and non verbal communication links with the patient and provide guidelines on how to enter the world of the Alzheimer’s patient “learning the patient’s language.”
This video discusses: how to establish a communication link; assessing a person’s comprehension level; determining if a person is able to respond to verbal cues; learning strategies to simplify communication; using reassuring tones; employing non-verbal communication including facial expression and touch; and finally, appreciating that talking, even without content, is a way of connecting.
Topics: alzheimer’s disease, assessment, communication
Audience: nursing staff in long-term care, assisted living and day programs; students in nursing and allied health programs.
This DVD video is part of the “The Guide for Providing Quality of Life for Alzheimer’s Patients” series.
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