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18 Ways to Preserve Dignity in People with Dementia

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18 Ways to Preserve Dignity in People with Dementia
By Esther Heerema, MSW
In nursing homes, treating residents and patients with dignity and respect is not only a feel-good practice, it's also a regulatory requirement for receiving funding from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. Here's how to prioritize dignity, whether caring for someone at home or in a facility.


18 Ways to Preserve Dignity in People Living with Demnetia 

Are you a caregiver charged with preserving the dignity of your residents? Or, perhaps you're caring for your loved one who's living with dementia at home. Being intentional in how you choose your words and actions can go a long way towards truly treating those you care for with dignity and respect.

10 Things People with Dementia Might Say and How to Respond 

Sometimes, people living with dementia say things that are not true. They might make accusations or be angry about something they think you did. Here are 10 common things they might say, and suggestions for how you can respond with kindness and dignity.

Do You Know What Oriented x1, x2, x3 or x4 Means? 
Oriented x1, x2, x3 or x4 is a way of expressing the extent of her awareness. Orientation is often assessed in dementia. Here's what each of these means.


Learn the Facts about Alcohol Dementia and the Treatment Required 

April 7 I\is National Alcohol Screening Day. Did you know there a condition called Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome that also is called "alcohol dementia"? Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome can affect life-expectancy and needs immediate treatment.  

The Clock Drawing Test: Components and Scroing Explained 

Did you know that those who might do well on a simple memory test sometimes struggle with the clock drawing test? That's because it measures a different ability. 

More than Half Not Told about Their Dementia Diagnosis 

Did you know that more than half of people are reportedly not told about their dementia diagnosis? Can you imagine if this were true of other diagnoses, such as cancer?  

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