- What are your perceptions or thoughts with working with an older adult with dementia? Please explain in a paragraph or more.
Be empathetic always. In my experience try to understand what barriers they are experiencing in their lives. You need to be adaptable and provide alternate solutions/methods of doing things if they are not comfortable with something. Honesty is a moral character that connotes truthfulness and straightforwardness in one’s conduct. It is ideal to be truthful and straightforward towards your work as it will not only make you an upstanding person morally, it will als
- What are your attitudes with working with an older adult with dementia? Please explain in a paragraph or more.
Most of the older adult with dementia that I work with are fairly independent and they hate being treated like babies. With that being said, it is well known that older adult is at a higher risk for falls and injury. Use common sense. If you see them really struggling, you should help. Humans thrive on social interaction. Many older adults, especially the ones that are quite old, do not have many friends that are still living and some have family members that are not able to visit very often
- What is your comfort level in working with and older adult with dementia? Please explain in a paragraph or more.
I am very comfortable with worhing with the older adults. I have been in nursing for eighteen years. I have found being patient in waiting for the dementied one’s reply is the best praice. Many people with dementia may not remember what happened 45 minutes ago, but they can clearly recall their lives 45 years earlier. Therefore, avoid asking questions that rely on short-term memory, such as asking the person what they had for lunch. Instead, try asking general questions about the person’s distant past. This information is more likely to be retained.