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Salem Staff Give Dementia Patients Purpose, Instead Of Medicating

Salem Home - Nursing

“… We need to find meaning and pleasure and purpose in the time they have remaining… instead of focusing on the end.”

www.pembinavalleyonline.com

Published: Sunday, 18 March 2018 12:00

Written by Steven Sukkau

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Purpose, Instead Of Medicating. Rather than turning to medication to calm disruptive residents with Dementia, Salem Home staff have discovered a surprisingly simple alternative.

Staff have recently begun looking into residents’ past to create meaning and purpose in their lives, and the results have been overwhelmingly positive.

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