Calming the Patient with Cognitive Impairment

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Caring for a patient who is cognitively impaired can be extremely difficult for not only healthcare professionals but also families and caregivers. As the largest birth cohort in U.S. history, the baby boomer population, ages, the number of older adults will continue to grow. Although not a normal part of aging, dementia affects a large portion of the older adult population. One in every three older adults die with some type of dementia (Alzheimer’s Association, 2022). As a nurse, you may encounter an increasing number of patients with cognitive impairment. While medical intervention may be necessary at times, you should understand the types of alternative therapies available that can not only improve cognition but a patient’s overall quality of life, too.



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Caring for a patient who is cognitively impaired can be extremely difficult for not only healthcare professionals but also families and caregivers. As the largest birth cohort in U.S. history, the baby boomer population, ages, the number of older adults will continue to grow. Although not a normal part of aging, dementia affects a large portion of the older adult population. One in every three older adults die with some type of dementia (Alzheimer’s Association, 2022). As a nurse, you may encounter an increasing number of patients with cognitive impairment. While medical intervention may be necessary at times, you should understand the types of alternative therapies available that can not only improve cognition but a patient’s overall quality of life, too.



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