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.
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.
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.
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.