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July 2005 - Volume 105 - Issue 7
pp: 11-112,72A-72D,72AA-72DD





DRUG Watch

AJN Reports

PAIN Control

From the ANA: The Politics of Caring



From the ANA: Issues Update

More Letters

POINT Counterpoint

EMERGING Infections

BEATS & Breaths

SOS Reports

From The Ana


From The Ana: Health & Safety

The Cost of Prematurity: Hospital Charges at Birth and Frequency of Rehospitalizations and Acute Care Visits over the First Year of Life: A COMPARISON BY GESTATIONAL AGE AND BIRTH WEIGHT.

Cuevas, Katherine D.; Silver, Debra R.; Brooten, Dorothy; More

AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 105(7):56-64, July 2005.


A New Look at the Old

BEHAVIORS ASSOCIATED WITH DEMENTIA: Whether resisting care or exhibiting apathy, an older adult with dementia is attempting communication. Nurses and other caregivers must learn to ‘hear’ this language.

Smith, Marianne; Buckwalter, Kathleen

AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 105(7):40-52, July 2005.

Short Takes on Long-Term Care

Art of Nursing

Correspondence from Abroad


Mennick, Fran; Chu, Julie J.; Walters-Fischer, Patricia

AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 105(7):72A-72D, July 2005.

Creator: AJN
Duration: 30:02
Journal: AJN The American Journal of Nursing July 2005, Volume 105, Issue 7;
The Atlantic Philanthropies has awarded two grants to increase the knowledge and skills of those providing care to older adults. Information about the care of those over 65, derived from cutting-edge research and best practices, is now available to nurses and other providers in either print format or streaming video, at any time and at no cost, through this series called A New Look at the Old. The print series began in the August 2004 issue, and continued until December 2006.
Creator: AJN
Duration: 30:01
Journal: AJN The American Journal of Nursing July 2005, Volume 105, Issue 7;

"Getting to Know You" takes on a whole new significance when working with cognitively impaired older adults with challenging behaviors. Focusing on the person, and attempting to assess the environment through their perspective, will help providers to better understand the impetus for behaviors and to avoid future recurrences – a factor which can make the difference between living with family or in assisted-living, and living in a long-term care environment.

This Webcast provides viewers with a broad range of tools and strategies to improve assessment and understanding of cognitively impaired older adults, and also outlines a range of interventions to change provider behaviors and modify the environment in order to provide a safe and comforting environment for those who are cognitively impaired.