Tuesday, 3 April 2012
Share!!! Communication will always be the unconditional means for giving and taking knowledge across any form of care conditions in dementia, we know a lot when it comes to grabbing, pushing or pulling but doing it right has always remained a mystery with or without the variety of hopeful moving and handling courses, nevertheless carers have several methods of sending messages across and I rather praise an effort than the sheer act of omission. Caring will begin in shambles if communication fails, replacing the word communication with other daily words used in sharing our views and efforts depict the importance of communication in care. TRANSMIT information; verbally or recorded information should be considered highly in care; hence use of handovers or more importantly the must reported whereabouts, what or when something occurs and why things are the way they are to colleagues. Transmit thoughts or feelings; the best way to get most out of other professionals involved in dementia care is to be able to live in the reality of the care receiver in order to support conveying the emotional language. TRANSFER to another; I like this method for its positive and likely more positive approach. There is always the possibility for CARERS to be carriers of cross contamination diseases and whereby we wrongly commune infection across in the work place, otherwise good communication could be a weapon against transmitting the likes of STDs, AIDS, tuberculosis or MRSA and others. INTERCHANGE information or ideas; groups within the home or support groups operates best on good communication. Handover, dignity, clients and staff meetings support the growth of information and ideas for the clients quality of life. RECEIVE what you ADMINISTER; it is well said, those who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones and a word to the wise is enough.