Accurately treat patients with dementia and delusions by tailoring specific questions.

Accurately treat patients with dementia and delusions by tailoring specific questions.

Communicating with patients who have dementia and delusions can be challenging—when they are hard of hearing interactions are further complicated. Often for caregivers to be effective, they need to ask specific patient related questions to comfort and understand the patient. Mrs. Jones is one such example—S2S has enabled her caregiver to tailor specific questions ranging from depression, hallucinations, delusions, and paranoia, i.e. “Mrs. Jones, are your strobe light people bothering you today?” followed by, “what can I do to get rid of them for you?” Not only is S2S valuable for Mrs. Jones’s Caregiver, it has been more enjoyable and personal for her. The first time her caregiver used it to ask her questions she started laughing said, “that is so cool!”

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