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July 25 2022
Many patients for whom English is a second language will revert back to their native tongue and require extra support.
Key action points
Telling someone with dementia they are in hospital is not helpful at the best of times
For this patient, who can no longer understand English, all she sees is people shouting at her
She is understandably distressed and needs to be made to feel safe
It’s all about the pad 2
He’s got a buzzer
Deliberate? I don’t think so
A quick wash
How not to ask a question
Improving the quality and humanity of hospital care for people living with dementia.