interacting with demented elderly …

December 7, 2010

in Hospice & Palliative Medicine

… results in less agitated behavior. Cohen-Mansfield et. al. study a variety of stimuli (talking, listening to music, activities) and find that elderly with dementia then have less agitation.

We are social beings … we would probably all be better off if we spent more time  talking with each other, listening to music and playing with a baby.

… a recurring theme … click on tags for dementia, food & water, nursing homes …

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physical therapist December 14, 2010 at 6:11 pm

Thanks for an idea, you sparked at thought from a angle I hadn’t given thoguht to yet. Now lets see if I can do something with it.

freE frostwire December 18, 2010 at 7:42 am

thanks

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