Dementia unit

  1. How do I start working in a Dementia/Alzheimer's ward?
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   Sour Lemon
    Just put your right foot in, take your right foot out, put your right foot in, then you shake it all about.
  4. by   vanilla bean
    Step 1. Look for job openings in your area
    Step 2. Apply for job.

    Am I missing something here?
  5. by   Davey Do
    Quote from vanilla bean
    Am I missing something here?
    If it's your memory, vanilla bean, perhaps you could benefit from a script of an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor.

    (They use those a lot on Dementia/Alzheimer's wards.)

    Sorry, Blakleywest. Welcome to AN.com.

    There are Memory Care Units in conjunction with Geriatric Psych Units in some Hospitals. Anomaly Memorial Hospital, in my hometown, has one.
    Last edit by Davey Do on Jun 19
  6. by   quiltynurse56
    Some LTC facilities may also have Alzheimer units
  7. by   purplegal
    Pretty easy. Surely there are some nursing homes you can apply to. The jobs are easy to obtain, they pretty much hire anyone.
  8. by   pixierose
    Quote from purplegal
    Pretty easy. Surely there are some nursing homes you can apply to. The jobs are easy to obtain, they pretty much hire anyone.
    Purplegal, tread lightly here.

    OP - like Davey said, there are Geri-psych units where there are dementia wings as well. My hospital used to have this; they did get rid of it last year because it wasn't a money maker for the hospital, but they certainly exist.

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