Tag Archives: Dementia and Discomfort

On the Identification of Sources of Discomfort For Persons With Dementia (Behavioural Neurology)

Summary The Sources of Discomfort Scale (SODS) may be used to assess discomfort based on the identifiable source(s) of discomfort. This scale is therefore distinct from, and complementary to, other pain assessment scales for persons with dementia. It promises to … Continue reading

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Empathic Curiosity (Nursing Times / Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing)

Summary Empathic curiosity is an approach to establishing modes of communication when caring for people with dementia. The approach is based on an attempted appreciation their experiences and feelings. “Adopting an empathic and curious stance may help to establish the … Continue reading

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Communication With Cognitively Impaired Patients in Hospital (Nursing Older People)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 12, July 2012]. Summary This article, published in the Royal College of Nursing’s “Nursing Older People”, covers the effective communication skills essential for nurses … Continue reading

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End of Life Care: Methods Review (School for Social Care Research, London School of Economics and Political Science)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 10, May 2012]. Summary This NIHR review provides an overview of the numerous research methods which have been used in end of life care … Continue reading

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