Mary L. Radnofsky, PhD, is helping caregivers reassess how they think about dementia and how they interact with residents who have cognitive decline. And as a person with a neurodegenerative disease, she should know.
Honoring those who have served soon will take on a new meaning as a new generation of veterans enters the long-term care system and nursing homes become a battleground for post-traumatic stress and dementia.
Culture change is easy to spot after it’s happened. It’s much harder to discern while it’s in progress—when it’s still just a single, bright torch held by a single person. Do you have a staff inspirer at your facility?