Successful communication with persons with Alzheimer's disease : an in-service manual / Mary Jo Santo Pietro, Elizabeth Ostuni.Material type: TextPublisher: St. Louis, Mo., : Butterworth-Heinemann, c2003Edition: 2nd edDescription: xxv, 286 p. : ill. ; 28 cmISBN: 0750673834 (pbk.); 9780750673839 (pbk.)Subject(s): Alzheimer's disease -- Nursing | Nurse and patient | Alzheimer's disease -- Patients -- Nursing home careAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Successful communication with persons with Alzheimer's disease.DDC classification: 616.8/31 LOC classification: RC523 | .S27 2003
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Rev. ed. of: Successful communication with Alzheimer's disease patients, c1997.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Characteristics of Communication in Persons with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders -- Communication Problems and Strengths of Patients with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders -- Additional Communication Disorders Frequently Found in Older Residents with Alzheimer's Disease -- How Environments Impair Communication -- Making Changes in the Physical Environment That Support Communication -- Making Changes That Support Communication in the Psychosocial Environment -- Face to Face: The Communication Challenges Encountered by Professional Caregivers -- Communication Strengths and Problems of Professionals Who Care for Persons with Alzheimer's Disease -- Multicultural Issues in Nursing Homes -- The Toxic Effects of Verbal Abuse and Communication Neglect -- Communicating with Families: Same Goals, Different Goals -- Face to Face: Finding Communication Opportunities with Persons Who Have Alzheimer's Disease -- Creating Successful Conversations -- Handling Difficult Communication Situations -- Direct Intervention Programs: Increasing Communication Opportunities for Residents with Alzheimer's Disease in the Nursing Home -- Last Things: When a Person with Alzheimer's Disease is Dying.
"This completely updated edition is a resource designed to teach caregivers how to help persons with Alzheimer's disease communicate despite dementia and deterioration of their memory, understanding, speech, language, and social skills. A series of in-service units focuses on specific aspects of communication in long-term care settings. By following the recommendations in the units, caregivers and family members will be prepared to support patients' communication efforts, improve their own communication skills, and understand how to avoid breakdowns in communication."--BOOK JACKET.