Peter V. Rabins, MD, MPH
Physician/Nursing Staff Discussion
$150 Purchase Price
Strategies for Nurturing Emotional Well-Being of the Alzheimer’s Patient
“Individuals with Alzheimer’s disease experience all the emotions that people without this illness do. They may not be able to express these emotions in the usual way, but it’s our responsibility as caregivers to address these feelings.” — Peter V. Rabins, MD, MPH
In this DVD filmed on-location in a long- term care facility, Dr. Rabins and nursing assistants identify strategies to incorporate emotional well-being into care for patients with Alzheimer’s disease. These include: connecting person to person; entering into the world of the person with Alzheimer’s disease; accepting the reality of the person with Alzheimer’s disease; knowing what treats and activities are enjoyed; using physical touch to comfort and reassure; and eliminating experiences which may be stressful.
With the tools provided in this DVD, staff in long-term care and assisted living as well as family members can improve the emotional well-being of the person with Alzheimer’s disease providing moments and days of happiness.
Topics: Activities, communication, comfort, caring, rewards
Audience: Staff development in long-term care, assisted living and day care; students in nursing and allied health programs, family caregivers
This DVD is part of the “Emotional Needs: The Cornerstone of Care for Alzheimer’s Patients” series.
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