MisUnderstanding Dementia Podcast With Ashley Nicole Patterson

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With Ashley Nicole Patterson

Ashley Nicole Patterson is an activity assistant in a nursing home in Maryland.

01:00 – Ashley tells us about herself

03:00 – How did Ashley become an activity assistant?

06:00 – Ashley talks about the activities they do to help their patients’ cognitive skills

07:30 – Ashley talks about the struggles of caring for patients

10:15 – Why do caregivers experience burnout?

13:00 – What is helping Ashley in her journey in taking care of her patients?

14:00 – Mike and Ashley talk about appreciation

16:00 – What advice does Ashley want to share to the caregivers out there?

19:00 – Mike talks about focusing on your patients’ strengths

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Dr Michael Chua PT, DPT

Dr Michael Chua is a physical therapist practising in Home Health, Skilled Nursing Facilities and Acute Care Hospital. His clinical interest involves pain management, geriatrics and dementia management. He enjoys treating patients and bringing out the best in them using positive treatment approaches, his dynamic work setting in a rural area provides an opportunity to treat a wide range from geriatrics to orthopaedics.

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