Focusing on Comfort in Caring for Patients with Dementia and Alzheimer's

 
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Host: Eric Tangalos, MD
Guest: Tena Alonzo, MA
How can creating a more positive emotional experience for patients with dementia or Alzheimer's diminish behavior issues and improve quality of life? Tena Alonzo, director of research and co-director of the Palliative Care for Advanced Dementia program at Beatitudes Campus in Phoenix, discusses a common-sense approach to creating a comforting environment for those with dementia and Alzheimer's, which focuses on meeting each patient's unique needs. What simple steps can long-term care facilities and caregivers take to enhance the lives of patients with cognitive disorders? Dr. Eric Tangalos hosts.

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