• MESSAGE Communication in Dementia: Teaching Examples for Care Staff

    MESSAGE is a set of real-life strategies designed to help staff working in aged care to facilitate communication with people with dementia. This video provides further examples of the MESSAGE strategies being used for teaching or discussion purposes. The MESSAGE strategies have been developed by a team of Dementia researchers at The University of Queensland

    published: 02 Mar 2012
  • Tips for Better Communication With Someone With Alzheimer's or Dementia

    This presentation offers some tips to help with understanding and communication with persons with Alzheimer's disease. For more information on Alzheimer's and dementia care in the Walnut Creek, California area, visit www.hillendale.net.

    published: 30 Jul 2014
  • Communicate with patient with dementia/Alzheimer's

    This DVD is now available at Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/Approach-Pines-Education-Institute-Florida/dp/B005AILSC6/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1310995796&sr=8-3 or on our website https://www.pineseducation.org/product/its-all-in-your-approach-with-teepa-snow-copy/ To watch the entire program online now visit https://www.pineseducation.org/product/its-all-in-your-approach-with-teepa-snow/ This video is an excerpt of "It's All In Your Approach", a 2 1/2 hour training DVD for caregivers. Teepa Snow, a nationally acclaimed Alzheimer's and dementia care specialist, teaches her students how a person with dementia perceives his/her world and how to properly adapt one's own behavior to increase communication and the patient's quality of life. "It's All In Your Approach" is presented by The Pines...

    published: 15 Sep 2010
  • Validation, communication through empathy | Naomi Feil | TEDxAmsterdamWomen

    Inspired by her parent’s work with the elderly, Mrs Feil followed them in their footsteps. After graduating with a Masters degree in Social Work, the people she grew up with in Ohio became the people she worked both for and with. Creator of the Validation Theory / Author / Founder of the Validation Training Institute This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

    published: 03 Jun 2015
  • MESSAGE Communication in Dementia: Strategies for Care Staff - With Subtitles

    MESSAGE is a set of real-life strategies designed to help facilitate communication with people with dementia. This video presents the MESSAGE strategies for Care Staff working with people with dementia. Each strategy is introduced and demonstrated in acted scenes within the aged care setting. This version has subtitles. The MESSAGE strategies were developed by a team of dementia care researchers at the University of Queensland.

    published: 02 Mar 2012
  • Understanding the Challenges of Dementia Communication

    Narrated by Sir Tony Robinson Written by Professor Alison Wray (Centre For Language & Communication Research, Cardiff University) Visuals by David Hallangen ©2017 With Thanks To: Raj Adgopal, Michelle Aldridge, Vicky Dando, Helland Duncan, Lisa El Refaie, Jess Evans, Penny Garner, Andy Hilbourne, Jackie Guendouzi, Kheera Kim, Jenny Kitzinger, Bilge Ozgun, Richard Martin

    published: 03 Jul 2017
  • MESSAGE Communication in Dementia: Strategies for Home Carers - With Subtitles

    MESSAGE is a set of real-life strategies designed to help carers at home to facilitate communication with people with dementia. This video presents the MESSAGE strategies for carers at home. Each strategy is demonstrated in acted scenes. This video has subtitles

    published: 02 Mar 2012
  • Gladys Wilson and Naomi Feil

    Naomi Feil, founder of Validation Therapy, shares a breakthrough moment of communication with Gladys Wilson, a woman who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2000 and is virtually non-verbal. Learn more at www.memorybridge.org.

    published: 26 May 2009
  • Communicating with people who have dementia

    Professor Liz Peel talks about her research looking at how people interact with each other and the opportunities to maximise people’s social inclusion and quality of life.

    published: 05 Jan 2017
  • 3 Ways to Talk to Dementia

    In Alzheimer's, talking to a loved one can be very frustrating. Here are 3 tips that can help. ---------------------------------- For someone with Alzheimer’s disease, another dementia or memory loss, simply communicating with loved ones can be a challenge. For family members of people with Alzheimer’s and related dementia, these speech and communication issues can be very frustrating.  The best way to deal with these issues is to try to put ourselves in their shoes to see what we can do to improve communication with someone who has Alzheimer’s or a related dementia. 1. Make sure you have their attention.  You can reduce the frustration and confusion by simply ensuring that you have their attention before communicating with them. Making eye contact with a person with Alzheimer’s diseas...

    published: 05 Oct 2016
  • Communicating with People Living with Dementia

    Communicating with People Living with Dementia presented by Rhonda Riachi

    published: 11 Apr 2016
  • Enhance your communication with people living with dementia

    Learn strategies to enhance your communication with people living with dementia. Did you learn something from this video? Share your feedback in a 1-minute survey: https://uwo.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3OZgv3SUokflLFz Ontario Neurodegenerative Disease Research Initiative (ONDRI) is designed to improve the diagnosis and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), frontotemporal lobar dementia, and stroke (vascular cognitive impairment). It’s a province-wide collaboration between Ontario’s world-class neurodegenerative disease researchers and clinicians, patient advocacy groups and the industrial sector. Learn more at ondri.ca.

    published: 25 Sep 2017
  • Dementia - The "Communication Disease"

    Narrated by Sir Tony Robinson Written by Professor Alison Wray Centre for Language & Communication Research, Cardiff University Visuals by David Hallangen © 2018

    published: 22 Feb 2018
  • Shifting focus: Tips for communicating with people with dementia

    Jillian McConnell, Knowledge Broker at Canadian Dementia Resource and Knowledge Exchange, shares some ideas for communicating with people with dementia. For more information, visit www.shiftingfocus.ca

    published: 30 Apr 2014
  • Communication in Dementia Way

    Deaf Services Queensland and Ozcare discuss Dementia in Auslan

    published: 22 Nov 2017
  • 02-12-14 Communicating with a Dharma Friend who has Dementia - BBCorner

    Venerable Thubten Chodron responds to a query on how to communicate with a Dharma friend suffering from dementia, to help her calm her mind and remember the Dharma. For more Buddhist teachings visit http://www.sravasti.org and http://www.thubtenchodron.org

    published: 13 Feb 2014
  • How to communicate with someone with dementia

    Caregiver tips for communicating with a loved one with dementia

    published: 24 Sep 2012
  • Communication Difficulties: Hospitalized Elderly Dementia Patients (Assessments and Interventions)

    Go to www.nursingcenter.com/AJNolderadults and click on the How to Try This link to access all articles, videos and Continuing Education in this series. The How To Try This series, a John A. Hartford Foundation-funded project provided to the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at New York Universitys College of Nursing in collaboration with the American Journal of Nursing, translates the evidence-based geriatric assessment tools in the Try This assessment series into cost-free, web-based resources including demonstration videos, and a corresponding print series featured in the AJN, developed to build geriatric assessment skills - the foundation for appropriate care of older adults.

    published: 24 Sep 2013
  • Communication Matters

    This video produced by the WA Branch of Speech Pathology Australia highlights the extremely low profile of speech pathology and communication services in residential aged care facilities and the consequences that flow from this. The Association’s Queensland Branch has also promoted this video throughout the aged care facilities in Queensland. View the Branch's campaign brochure: https://speechpathologyaustralia.cld.bz/Communication-Matters The average person speaks around 150 words per minute or a staggering 16,000 words a day. Sadly, for many people residing in aged care facilities, the ability to communicate has been lost or diminished due to medical conditions like stroke or dementia. With 95 per cent of residents having at least one communication impairment it is a problem that need...

    published: 29 Aug 2014
  • How to Communicate When Someone is Living With Dementia Video: Teepa Snow | MedBridge

    Watch the first chapter FREE: https://www.medbridgeeducation.com/courses/details/how-to-communicate-when-someone-has-dementia Instructor: Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA This session will help learners develop better interaction skills when working with people with Dementia and their families. The goal of this course is to enhance treatment session outcomes and quality of life for those living life with some form of Dementia within their support systems. Emphasis is placed on the value of recognizing changing abilities that impact interaction and performance skills. Utilizing the dementia state ‘GEMS’ assessment model and modifying communication strategies, learners will be able to make better use of retained abilities while acknowledging unrealistic expectations due to dementia. Professi...

    published: 13 Mar 2015
  • How to Connect and Communicate with a Person Living with Dementia

    This YouTube Podcast is based on the original article - How to Connect with a Person Living with Dementia - https://goo.gl/5s0OQ3 Are you a subscriber to the AlzheimersReadingRoom.com? Why not give it a try, its free? Join 32,613 active readers - http://bit.ly/2dwOiID Transcript - How to Connect and Communicate with a Person Living with Dementia When two people know each other for a long time, they are like two individual circles who become connected. Each person is a circle and the intersection of those two circles contains their common experiences. From experience they gain knowledge of each other, and, this in turn, is how they relate to each other. The larger the life intersection, the greater the understanding and the stronger the relationship - the bond between the two. When dem...

    published: 26 Dec 2016
  • Maintaining the Connection

    Communication tips for family members of persons with Alzheimer's Disease and dementia.

    published: 02 May 2016
  • Communicating with Someone with Dementia

    Meaningful tips for communicating with your loved one with Alzheimer's or dementia. Directed by Mitch Davis Media (http://www.mitchdavismedia.com).

    published: 29 Jul 2014
  • 3 Mistakes to Avoid when Communicating with a Loved One with Dementia

    Communicating with your loved one who has dementia can sometimes be tough! At Be Mobile Physiotherapy we have tonnes of experience on working with people who have dementia. In this weeks episode of Be Mobile Physiotherapy TV Mitch has some great ideas for you on the best ways to communicate with them and the 3 biggest mistakes to avoid. Each week Mitch will be sharing really useful information for anyone who would like to stay independent and living in their own home longer. If this you, or you know someone that may benefit from such useful and FREE information, then please like our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/bemobilephysiotherapy/, tag them in below on this post or share the post with your Facebook friends. The more people who hear the information, the more people we can hel...

    published: 03 Mar 2017
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MESSAGE Communication in Dementia: Teaching Examples for Care Staff
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MESSAGE Communication in Dementia: Teaching Examples for Care Staff

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MESSAGE is a set of real-life strategies designed to help staff working in aged care to facilitate communication with people with dementia. This video provides further examples of the MESSAGE strategies being used for teaching or discussion purposes. The MESSAGE strategies have been developed by a team of Dementia researchers at The University of Queensland
https://wn.com/Message_Communication_In_Dementia_Teaching_Examples_For_Care_Staff
Tips for Better Communication With Someone With Alzheimer's or Dementia
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Tips for Better Communication With Someone With Alzheimer's or Dementia

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This presentation offers some tips to help with understanding and communication with persons with Alzheimer's disease. For more information on Alzheimer's and dementia care in the Walnut Creek, California area, visit www.hillendale.net.
https://wn.com/Tips_For_Better_Communication_With_Someone_With_Alzheimer's_Or_Dementia
Communicate with patient with dementia/Alzheimer's
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Communicate with patient with dementia/Alzheimer's

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  • Updated: 15 Sep 2010
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This DVD is now available at Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/Approach-Pines-Education-Institute-Florida/dp/B005AILSC6/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1310995796&sr=8-3 or on our website https://www.pineseducation.org/product/its-all-in-your-approach-with-teepa-snow-copy/ To watch the entire program online now visit https://www.pineseducation.org/product/its-all-in-your-approach-with-teepa-snow/ This video is an excerpt of "It's All In Your Approach", a 2 1/2 hour training DVD for caregivers. Teepa Snow, a nationally acclaimed Alzheimer's and dementia care specialist, teaches her students how a person with dementia perceives his/her world and how to properly adapt one's own behavior to increase communication and the patient's quality of life. "It's All In Your Approach" is presented by The Pines Education Institute of SW Florida and facilitated by Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA. To view video testimonials, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1D_kA19J3w&annotation_id=annotation_456746&feature=iv For more information or to purchase the full program on DVD please visit http://pinesofsarasota.org/education-institute/training-dvd-store.html © 2011, Pines Education Institute of S.W. Florida and Teepa Snow
https://wn.com/Communicate_With_Patient_With_Dementia_Alzheimer's
Validation, communication through empathy | Naomi Feil | TEDxAmsterdamWomen
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Validation, communication through empathy | Naomi Feil | TEDxAmsterdamWomen

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Inspired by her parent’s work with the elderly, Mrs Feil followed them in their footsteps. After graduating with a Masters degree in Social Work, the people she grew up with in Ohio became the people she worked both for and with. Creator of the Validation Theory / Author / Founder of the Validation Training Institute This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
https://wn.com/Validation,_Communication_Through_Empathy_|_Naomi_Feil_|_Tedxamsterdamwomen
MESSAGE Communication in Dementia: Strategies for Care Staff - With Subtitles
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MESSAGE Communication in Dementia: Strategies for Care Staff - With Subtitles

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  • Updated: 02 Mar 2012
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MESSAGE is a set of real-life strategies designed to help facilitate communication with people with dementia. This video presents the MESSAGE strategies for Care Staff working with people with dementia. Each strategy is introduced and demonstrated in acted scenes within the aged care setting. This version has subtitles. The MESSAGE strategies were developed by a team of dementia care researchers at the University of Queensland.
https://wn.com/Message_Communication_In_Dementia_Strategies_For_Care_Staff_With_Subtitles
Understanding the Challenges of Dementia Communication
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Understanding the Challenges of Dementia Communication

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  • Updated: 03 Jul 2017
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Narrated by Sir Tony Robinson Written by Professor Alison Wray (Centre For Language & Communication Research, Cardiff University) Visuals by David Hallangen ©2017 With Thanks To: Raj Adgopal, Michelle Aldridge, Vicky Dando, Helland Duncan, Lisa El Refaie, Jess Evans, Penny Garner, Andy Hilbourne, Jackie Guendouzi, Kheera Kim, Jenny Kitzinger, Bilge Ozgun, Richard Martin
https://wn.com/Understanding_The_Challenges_Of_Dementia_Communication
MESSAGE Communication in Dementia: Strategies for Home Carers - With Subtitles
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MESSAGE Communication in Dementia: Strategies for Home Carers - With Subtitles

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  • Updated: 02 Mar 2012
  • views: 13268
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MESSAGE is a set of real-life strategies designed to help carers at home to facilitate communication with people with dementia. This video presents the MESSAGE strategies for carers at home. Each strategy is demonstrated in acted scenes. This video has subtitles
https://wn.com/Message_Communication_In_Dementia_Strategies_For_Home_Carers_With_Subtitles
Gladys Wilson and Naomi Feil
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Gladys Wilson and Naomi Feil

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  • Updated: 26 May 2009
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Naomi Feil, founder of Validation Therapy, shares a breakthrough moment of communication with Gladys Wilson, a woman who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2000 and is virtually non-verbal. Learn more at www.memorybridge.org.
https://wn.com/Gladys_Wilson_And_Naomi_Feil
Communicating with people who have dementia
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Communicating with people who have dementia

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  • Updated: 05 Jan 2017
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Professor Liz Peel talks about her research looking at how people interact with each other and the opportunities to maximise people’s social inclusion and quality of life.
https://wn.com/Communicating_With_People_Who_Have_Dementia
3 Ways to Talk to Dementia
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3 Ways to Talk to Dementia

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  • Updated: 05 Oct 2016
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In Alzheimer's, talking to a loved one can be very frustrating. Here are 3 tips that can help. ---------------------------------- For someone with Alzheimer’s disease, another dementia or memory loss, simply communicating with loved ones can be a challenge. For family members of people with Alzheimer’s and related dementia, these speech and communication issues can be very frustrating.  The best way to deal with these issues is to try to put ourselves in their shoes to see what we can do to improve communication with someone who has Alzheimer’s or a related dementia. 1. Make sure you have their attention.  You can reduce the frustration and confusion by simply ensuring that you have their attention before communicating with them. Making eye contact with a person with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia is a critical first step to begin communication with them. Don’t assume that just because you’re in front of someone with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia that they are paying attention to you. Alzheimer’s robs people of their peripheral vision, so if you are even standing just a little bit off to someone’s side, they might not see you.  2. Another challenge for people living with Alzheimer’s disease is difficulty concentrating, so to be sure that the person you are trying to communicate with is paying attention to you. An easy way to address them by name and wait for them to respond before continuing your communication. Use simple sentences and slow down. Once you’ve established a connection and have a person with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia’s attention, the worst thing you can do is try to communicate too much, too quickly.  For example: Instead of asking – “We’d like to take you out to dinner. Would you like to go for steak, seafood, pizza or a buffet?” – it would be much better to break those questions into separate parts. In that scenario, you just threw too much at a person with Alzheimer’s or dementia. There is the question of whether they want to go out to dinner; then you have offered three choices. This makes communication very difficult for someone with Alzheimer’s disease. Since they are two separate decisions, first see if they are up for going out to dinner, and then determine where they go.  While it may seem loving, caring and considerate to offer flexibility and choices, a person with Alzheimer’s disease, another dementia or memory loss can easily feel overwhelmed by too many options. It’s usually better to just offer two choices or your communication will be hindered. If you don’t understand the speech and communication challenges facing a person with Alzheimer’s disease, other dementias or memory loss, it is easy to become frustrated as well. 3. Finally, don’t put anyone on the spot.  All too often, well-meaning relatives and friends unwittingly create anxiety for their loved ones with Alzheimer’s by asking things like “you remember John, don’t you?” or “what did you have for breakfast?”  To someone with dementia, this can feel like a pop quiz that they do not know the answers to. What if they don’t remember John or what they had for breakfast? You could be setting them up to feel embarrassed or ashamed.  Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia do not make people forget how to feel these emotions, so while these are well-meaning questions, it would be much better to simply phrase them a little differently. Saying “Hey mom, John from our old neighborhood is here to see you,” or “How was breakfast today?” is much less likely to create anxiety or confusion, which significantly increases the likelihood of a positive experience for the person with dementia. ---------------------------------------- Again, a person with Alzheimer’s disease, another dementia or memory loss will be frustrated if they are forced to keep dealing with all that they cannot remember and the difficulty they have with speech. The frustrations with speech and communication, unfortunately, are a common struggle for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, and can be exacerbated by loved ones who don’t appreciate the speech and communication challenges that someone with dementia faces. There is a lot to know about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, specifically about speech and communication. You can get more information about communicating with people living with dementia by calling the Alzheimer's Association. They have a nationwide, 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900 for help with speech and communication issues, whether the diagnosis is Alzheimer’s or another dementia.They are available day and night with information, emotional support, caregiving tools and referrals to healthcare, financial and legal resources with translation services available in more than 200 languages.
https://wn.com/3_Ways_To_Talk_To_Dementia
Communicating with People Living with Dementia
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Communicating with People Living with Dementia

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Communicating with People Living with Dementia presented by Rhonda Riachi
https://wn.com/Communicating_With_People_Living_With_Dementia
Enhance your communication with people living with dementia
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Enhance your communication with people living with dementia

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  • Updated: 25 Sep 2017
  • views: 759
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Learn strategies to enhance your communication with people living with dementia. Did you learn something from this video? Share your feedback in a 1-minute survey: https://uwo.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3OZgv3SUokflLFz Ontario Neurodegenerative Disease Research Initiative (ONDRI) is designed to improve the diagnosis and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), frontotemporal lobar dementia, and stroke (vascular cognitive impairment). It’s a province-wide collaboration between Ontario’s world-class neurodegenerative disease researchers and clinicians, patient advocacy groups and the industrial sector. Learn more at ondri.ca.
https://wn.com/Enhance_Your_Communication_With_People_Living_With_Dementia
Dementia - The "Communication Disease"
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Dementia - The "Communication Disease"

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  • Updated: 22 Feb 2018
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Shifting focus: Tips for communicating with people with dementia
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Shifting focus: Tips for communicating with people with dementia

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  • Updated: 30 Apr 2014
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Jillian McConnell, Knowledge Broker at Canadian Dementia Resource and Knowledge Exchange, shares some ideas for communicating with people with dementia. For more information, visit www.shiftingfocus.ca
https://wn.com/Shifting_Focus_Tips_For_Communicating_With_People_With_Dementia
Communication in Dementia Way
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Communication in Dementia Way

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  • Updated: 22 Nov 2017
  • views: 53
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Deaf Services Queensland and Ozcare discuss Dementia in Auslan
https://wn.com/Communication_In_Dementia_Way
02-12-14 Communicating with a Dharma Friend who has Dementia - BBCorner
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02-12-14 Communicating with a Dharma Friend who has Dementia - BBCorner

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  • Updated: 13 Feb 2014
  • views: 420
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Venerable Thubten Chodron responds to a query on how to communicate with a Dharma friend suffering from dementia, to help her calm her mind and remember the Dharma. For more Buddhist teachings visit http://www.sravasti.org and http://www.thubtenchodron.org
https://wn.com/02_12_14_Communicating_With_A_Dharma_Friend_Who_Has_Dementia_Bbcorner
How to communicate with someone with dementia
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How to communicate with someone with dementia

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Caregiver tips for communicating with a loved one with dementia
https://wn.com/How_To_Communicate_With_Someone_With_Dementia
Communication Difficulties: Hospitalized Elderly Dementia Patients (Assessments and Interventions)
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Communication Difficulties: Hospitalized Elderly Dementia Patients (Assessments and Interventions)

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  • Updated: 24 Sep 2013
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Go to www.nursingcenter.com/AJNolderadults and click on the How to Try This link to access all articles, videos and Continuing Education in this series. The How To Try This series, a John A. Hartford Foundation-funded project provided to the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at New York Universitys College of Nursing in collaboration with the American Journal of Nursing, translates the evidence-based geriatric assessment tools in the Try This assessment series into cost-free, web-based resources including demonstration videos, and a corresponding print series featured in the AJN, developed to build geriatric assessment skills - the foundation for appropriate care of older adults.
https://wn.com/Communication_Difficulties_Hospitalized_Elderly_Dementia_Patients_(Assessments_And_Interventions)
Communication Matters
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Communication Matters

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  • Updated: 29 Aug 2014
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This video produced by the WA Branch of Speech Pathology Australia highlights the extremely low profile of speech pathology and communication services in residential aged care facilities and the consequences that flow from this. The Association’s Queensland Branch has also promoted this video throughout the aged care facilities in Queensland. View the Branch's campaign brochure: https://speechpathologyaustralia.cld.bz/Communication-Matters The average person speaks around 150 words per minute or a staggering 16,000 words a day. Sadly, for many people residing in aged care facilities, the ability to communicate has been lost or diminished due to medical conditions like stroke or dementia. With 95 per cent of residents having at least one communication impairment it is a problem that needs talking about. The key message of the new video is that with time, creativity and support, communication can be improved; helping residents to connect, to maintain friendships, and convey basic wants and needs. “We made the video to help us start the conversation about making communication a priority for all Australians, irrespective of age, medical condition or place of residence”, said Jade Cartwright, Speech Pathology Australia (WA). “With Australia’s population ageing the number of older Australians experiencing communication difficulties is growing rapidly. “Communication difficulties have a profound and devastating impact on a person’s life, their relationships, and their ability to participate with those around them. “People living with dementia and communication disorders can become incredibly isolated and cut-off from their surrounds. “Losing your ability to communicate is a ‘silent disability’ that goes unnoticed by most Australians not directly affected. We need to change this. “Our new video provides insight into what can be done to better communicate and connect with residents of our aged care facilities.” To discover more please visit www.speechpathologyaustralia.org.au
https://wn.com/Communication_Matters
How to Communicate When Someone is Living With Dementia Video: Teepa Snow | MedBridge
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How to Communicate When Someone is Living With Dementia Video: Teepa Snow | MedBridge

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Watch the first chapter FREE: https://www.medbridgeeducation.com/courses/details/how-to-communicate-when-someone-has-dementia Instructor: Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA This session will help learners develop better interaction skills when working with people with Dementia and their families. The goal of this course is to enhance treatment session outcomes and quality of life for those living life with some form of Dementia within their support systems. Emphasis is placed on the value of recognizing changing abilities that impact interaction and performance skills. Utilizing the dementia state ‘GEMS’ assessment model and modifying communication strategies, learners will be able to make better use of retained abilities while acknowledging unrealistic expectations due to dementia. Professionals will be better able to help themselves, as well as guide families and staff they work with, reduce or minimize unproductive conversations and ‘refusals and resistive’ behaviors by using more effective verbal and non-verbal communication and ‘approach techniques’.
https://wn.com/How_To_Communicate_When_Someone_Is_Living_With_Dementia_Video_Teepa_Snow_|_Medbridge
How to Connect and Communicate with a Person Living with Dementia
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How to Connect and Communicate with a Person Living with Dementia

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  • Updated: 26 Dec 2016
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This YouTube Podcast is based on the original article - How to Connect with a Person Living with Dementia - https://goo.gl/5s0OQ3 Are you a subscriber to the AlzheimersReadingRoom.com? Why not give it a try, its free? Join 32,613 active readers - http://bit.ly/2dwOiID Transcript - How to Connect and Communicate with a Person Living with Dementia When two people know each other for a long time, they are like two individual circles who become connected. Each person is a circle and the intersection of those two circles contains their common experiences. From experience they gain knowledge of each other, and, this in turn, is how they relate to each other. The larger the life intersection, the greater the understanding and the stronger the relationship - the bond between the two. When dementia strikes, most probably Alzheimer's, there is often a shift in this dynamic. The shift occurs because one of the two persons starts having problems with their memory and brain. And this causes changes in the way they are able to relate to others. The communication dynamic changes. It often seems like the two circles have grown apart, or like they are no longer connected. It always stands to reason that the caregiver, family member, or friend will try to continue on in life the same way they always have. After all, they have not changed. They'll try to cope and communicate with the person who's deeply forgetful in a way they always have. Why not? It worked in the past. But it doesn't work when the person they know is living with dementia. This causes the person who is not living with dementia to become confused. This confusion leads to what can best be described as cognitive dissonance. When a person feels cognitive dissonance, they feel excessive mental stress and discomfort. They can feel real emotional and physical discomfort that is psychological in nature. This happens because they do not yet understand how to make the necessary changes to cope and communicate with the person living with dementia. At times, it seems as if the person living with Alzheimer's and the caregiver hold completely opposite and contradictory beliefs. That happens because each person now views the world differently. Quite simply, the person living with dementia starts to engage in actions that are completely foreign to us, hard to comprehend, and often impossible to understand, at least in the beginning. When you reach a point of cognitive dissonance, you are often ready to explode. By this point, you have tried to explain to the person living with Alzheimer's that what they are doing or saying is wrong or nonsensible, blah, blah, blah. But instead of cooperating or agreeing with you, they usually do the exact opposite. The person living with dementia engages in behavior or uses words that make you want to explode in frustration and sometimes anger. Of course, we often regret these actions or use of words and become greatly sad. And, yes, sometimes we become depressed. I had to learn all these before I could implement the kind of change that was necessary to effectively cope, understand, and communicate with the person living with dementia. I wrote about this in an article entitled Alzheimer's World: Two circles trying to intersect. I wrote: "It takes lots of thought, hard work, and the development of a new mental construct of communication and behavior to understand Alzheimer's disease and the person living with dementia." When Alzheimer's set in, the way my mother and I communicated changed abruptly, almost overnight. It was as if our ability to communicate have been robbed from us. Our ability to communicate robbed from us. I know and understood these changes were being caused by Alzheimer's disease. On the other hand, my mother couldn't see the change. She couldn't understand what was happening to her. When my mother would say something mean or act out crazy behaviors, I experienced the same emotions I had my entire life - anger, frustration, agitation, you name it. Why wouldn't I? I felt the same exact feelings and emotions that I have been experiencing for 50 years. I have 50 years of practice. In Alzheimer's World, you come to accept that it is not about you. It is about the person living with Alzheimer's. You get to decide: Are you willing to change? Are you willing to accept that much of what you are saying, hearing, and feeling is normal if you have Alzheimer's disease? Or are you going to just keep on trying to drive the person you know and love back into the world, into your world, into the place that for you is the real world? Alzheimer's patients are easily confused. This happens because they often perceive the world around them differently than you and I do. Sometimes they can't put all the pieces together. When that happens, they often act out. How do you feel when you are confused? You get bent out of shape, feel disconcerted? You get frustrated or angry? Most likely you do. Continue - https://goo.gl/5s0OQ3
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Maintaining the Connection
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Maintaining the Connection

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Communication tips for family members of persons with Alzheimer's Disease and dementia.
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Communicating with Someone with Dementia
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Communicating with Someone with Dementia

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Meaningful tips for communicating with your loved one with Alzheimer's or dementia. Directed by Mitch Davis Media (http://www.mitchdavismedia.com).
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3 Mistakes to Avoid when Communicating with a Loved One with Dementia
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3 Mistakes to Avoid when Communicating with a Loved One with Dementia

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Communicating with your loved one who has dementia can sometimes be tough! At Be Mobile Physiotherapy we have tonnes of experience on working with people who have dementia. In this weeks episode of Be Mobile Physiotherapy TV Mitch has some great ideas for you on the best ways to communicate with them and the 3 biggest mistakes to avoid. Each week Mitch will be sharing really useful information for anyone who would like to stay independent and living in their own home longer. If this you, or you know someone that may benefit from such useful and FREE information, then please like our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/bemobilephysiotherapy/, tag them in below on this post or share the post with your Facebook friends. The more people who hear the information, the more people we can help. Get sharing!
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