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Communication with Cognitively Impaired Clients

Course Summary

People with cognitive impairment struggle with poor intellectual functioning and have difficulty communicating and understanding what others are saying to them. Confusion sets in and they can become disoriented to person, place, situation, and time. While each person is unique, those who are cognitively impaired lack organized thought processes and the ability to establish progressive personal goals. Working with a client who has a significant degree of cognitive impairment can be difficult. When caring for someone who is confused, afraid, uncooperative, and aggressive, it is important for health care professionals to recognize the client is doing the best that they can at that given moment.

Course Objectives
  • Identify two possible causes of cognitive impairment
  • Describe two key approaches that can be used when working with a patient with cognitive impairment
  • Explain why people with cognitive impairment may act aggressively
Course Syllabus
  • Cognitive Impairment - An Overview
  • Caring for Patients with Cognitive Impairment
  • The Basics of Good Communication
  • Working with Aggressive Patients
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Kristina (Tia) Neu

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