Show Summary Details
Page of



Victor Pace

, Adrian Treloar

, Sharon Scott

, and Max Watson

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD MEDICINE ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Medicine Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 11 July 2020

Introduction 287

Effect of dementia on the quality of communication 288

Giving bad news 290

Communication with families 293

Consultation skills 296

Communication and the protection of vulnerable adults 299

Sharing confidential information more widely 301

Good communication is at the heart of good dementia care. Patients with dementia communicate less easily, understand less easily, and respond to advice and support less easily. Communication with family and friends is also crucial, as is the ability to discuss and explain bad news. Sharing information with other professionals is an essential part of good clinical care and there are simple rules to enable this to be done well and effectively....

Access to the complete content on Oxford Medicine Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.