How To Try This Video: Working with Families of Hospitalized Older Adults with Dementia
Hospitalization is always a disrupting and anxiety-producing event, but especially so for those with dementia. However, working with families to understand what the norm is for their family member, and incorporating that information into the plan for care and discharge, can prevent a downward spiral that may take weeks or more from which to recover. This program provides viewers with details about the Information for the Hospital Team about a Patient with Memory Problems form used to solicit information essential to keep routines, schedules and communication as normal as possible, and models team planning and family communication.
AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 108(10):52-60, October 2008