The number of nurses who specialize in caring for the elderly has grown over the years. There seems to be an aging population in many countries and this has now called a need for more geriatric nurses. They don’t seem to be as noticeable as pediatric nurses, whom from scrubs alone are evidently who they are. So how do you spot them? How do you realize that you’ve become a full-fledged geriatric nurse?

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Share this pix with those who have family or friends affected by Alzheimers or dementia. This information is also ideal for caregivers who may not have had training on how to communicate more effectively with those suffering from Alzheimers or dementia.

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Cool T-shirts This Mom Loves Her Rottweiler . Design Description: This shirt is for all the moms out there whos proud of their Rottweilers! A perfect shirt to tell everyone you love your pet! If you don't utterly love this design, you c... - -

Ten tips for communication #alzheimers #tgen #mindcrowd www.mindcrowd.org. Repinned by SOS Inc. Resources pinterest.com/sostherapy/.

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SUNDOWNING occurs most often in the middle stages of Alzheimer’s/other dementias. Studies estimate up to 20 % of persons with Alzheimer's/other dementias will experience increased confusion, anxiety & agitation as the day ends (sun sets). Others may experience changes in their sleep schedule & restlessness during the night. These disruptions in the sleep-wake cycle often lead to more behavioral problems causing a serious challenge for families. ~ Lori

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Vascular dementia is caused by decreased blood flow to the brain or strokes. Learn how a stroke in the Left vs Right Brain can change its effects on function and behavior.

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