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Successful communication with Alzheimer's disease patients : an in-service training manual
Santo Pietro, Mary Jo Cook, 1945-
Publication Information:
Boston : Butterworth-Heinemann, [1997]

Physical Description:
xxiv, 288 pages ; 28 cm
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RC523 .S27 1997 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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The authors have compiled a user-friendly reference for teams and staff members working with Alzheimer's patients. Separated into 11 teaching units, this handy reference includes sections on the communication process, tough communication situations, increasing communication opportunities, and multicultural issues in nursing homes.

Table of Contents

Part I The AD Patients and Their Environment
Unit 1 Communication in the Nursing Home
Unit 2 Communication Problems and Strengths of Patients with Alzheimer's Dementia and Related Disorders
Unit 3 Other Communication Disorders in Alzheimer's Patients
Unit 4 The Effects of Physical Environment of Communication and What you can do about it
Unit 5 The Effects of Psychosocial Environment on Communication and What you can do about it;
Part II Examining the Communication Skills of Professional Caregivers
Unit 6 Communication Strengths and Problems of Professionals who Care for Patients with Alzheimer's Disease
Unit 7 Multicultural Issues in Nursing Homes
Unit 8 Verbal Abuse and Neglect and How they Affect Communication in the Nursing Home;
Part III Building Communication Skills with Patients and Families
Unit 9 Positive Techniques for Successful Conversation with Patients who have Alzheimer's Disease
Unit 10 Positive Techniques for Handling Tough Communication Situations with AD Patients
Unit 11 Positive Techniques for Communicating with Families of AD Patients
Unit 12 Direct Intervention Programs for AD Patients: Increasing their Communication Opportunities in the Nursing Home
Appendix I Quizzes
Appendix II Overheads