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This video discusses and demonstrates best practices in assessing and improving communication and understanding when caring for older adults with dementia, or other medical problems affecting expressive and receptive abilities, and outlines a range of options nurses and others can use to improve understanding and promote patient safety. This video organizes information in chaptered formats for viewers interested in specific aspects of the program.

Purpose of Activity

To familiarize registered professional nurses with a tool designed to assess hospitalized older adults with dementia who have communication difficulties and to provide intervention strategies for caring for these patients.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Discuss how dementia affects communication abilities.
  2. Describe how to use this tool to assess and intervene in communication difficulties in hospitalized elderly patients with dementia.
Price: $12.95


  • ANCC 1.5 CH
  • DC - BON 1.5 CH
  • FL - BON 1.5 CH

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This activity is also provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11749. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is also an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the District of Columbia and Florida #50-1223. Your certificate is valid in all states.
The ANCC's accreditation status of Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Department of Continuing Education refers only to its continuing nursing educational activities and does not imply Commission on Accreditation approval or endorsement of any commercial product.

Test Code: TTCOMMV12
Published: March 2008
Expires: 3/6/2020
Passing Score: 7/10 (70%)
Authors: Carol A. Miller, MSN, RN-BC, AHN-BC
Topics: Dementia