Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Caring for the elderly...
As a keeper of your home, you will most likely care for an elderly family member at some point. Also, you will certainly pay at least short visits to older family members or friends. Additionally, taking your children with you to visit the elderly, especially those who are confined to the home or a nursing facility, is one great way to train your children to have loving and giving characters. Not only that, but the presence of children is often a day brightener for people in their senior years.
Here's a great video to watch about how to communicate with the elderly. It is from the perspective of training nurses and other professional care givers how to talk to patients with Alzheimer's Disease. However, you can apply the same principles as an individual relating to anyone who is in their advanced years, whether they are in full vigor or are suffering from dementia or physical ailments.
Elder speak/Communicating with Alzheimer's Patients