What do you do with dementia?
I had my first session (in a SNF) with a sweet lady with Alzheimer's today. She had some goals written for safety awareness and communicating functional items...but her memory is so bad and I don't see much in the way of new learning, we mostly spent the time looking through a memory book a relative had made her. Reminiscence therapy...glad there's a term for that. Cuz it really just felt like being a nice person and spending time with a confused, frightened old lady who was painfully aware of losing her mind.
Tips? What is your general approach with Alzheimer's in a sub-acute setting?