Communication bridges for patients with dementia
Simple techniques designed to develop interaction and enhance a feeling of wellbeing can improve care and increase practice efficiency, explains Zoë Elkins
There are around 750,000 people in the United Kingdom currently spending their last months of life with advanced dementia, and it is clear that such individuals require very specific and tailored end of life care.
London-headquartered high-end homecare provider Good Care Group has launched a dementia-specific package, pitching its services at a client group traditionally seen as best cared for in residential care settings.
Admission to hospital or a visit to a local clinic can be a frightening experience for a patient with dementia who faces interactions with strangers in unfamiliar surroundings. A nursing team on an acute medical ward for individuals with
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