Listening to the Person with Dementia
- Includes a heartfelt and relevant example entitled 'storying with Joe'
- Enlightens nurses about the importance of the simple act of listening
- Persuades nurses to discover the personality and past history of their dementia patients
This chapter encourages nurses to recognise the importance of listening to stories and engaging in the significant act of 'storying' with their dementia patients. It includes a relevant case study which prompts nurses to pay attention to their patients' stories in the hope that they (their patients) do not feel isolated, frustrated or neglected.
- The everyday act of storying
- The story of Joe
- Learning to listen