Alzheimer's Disease Key Interventions
by Cathy Parkes November 20, 2020 Updated: December 29, 2021
Key nursing interventions for patients with Alzheimer's Disease:
- Provide frequent reorientation.
- Provide consistency with caretakers.
- Keep communication short, simple, and clear.
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