I desperately need help getting started with my teaching care plan for an 89 yo, Female, primary dx: Dementia, Secondary Dx are multiple but a few are: type 2 Diabetic, Dysphagia, Chronic Kidney Dz-Stage 1
I initially wanted to do my care plan on "pt safety". I had noticed her WC parked out of reach from her bed and she had regular socks as opposed to skid socks. Pt lives in nsg home and I did not have a whole lot of time w/her.
My biggest obstacle is in my head, lack of experience and the knowledge that with Dementia she is not going to retain what I do teach. I thought about family/caregiver teaching however I will not be having contact with them as I am only at this location 2 more days.
What is the best way to approach ANY teaching care plan directed at the patient when the patient has Dementia?