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Cultural Considerations in Dementia Care Michael A. Pyles, Ph.D. Virginia Commonwealth University Introduction & Overview We are all products of our culture. culture Our cultural heritage shapes our thoughts and affects all aspects of our lives. As a matter of fact, we learn how to give meaning to our lives and our various pursuits through our cultural heritage. heritage 2 Michael A. Pyles, Ph.D. Virginia Commonwealth University 10/28/2009 Introduction & Overview As a result of the rich
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  Cultural Considerations inDementia Care Michael A. Pyles, Ph.D.Virginia Commonwealth University   Introduction & OverviewIntroduction & Overview 2 We are all products of our cultureproducts of our culture.Our cultural heritage shapes our thoughts andaffects all aspects of our lives.As a matter of fact,we learn how to givemeaning to our lives and our various pursuitsthrough our cultural heritagecultural heritage. 10/28/2009MichaelA.Pyles,Ph.D. Virginia Commonwealth University  Introduction & OverviewIntroduction & Overview 3 As a result of the rich cultural diversity thatexists in the world,it often is the case that thereare misunderstandings between people whenthey engage in activities that require them tocommunicate regularly and effectively. Thissituation often arises in caregiving becausecaregivers and care recipients often do not sharethe same cultural backgrounds. 10/28/2009MichaelA.Pyles,Ph.D. Virginia Commonwealth University  Introduction & OverviewIntroduction & Overview 4 In the next 15 minutes I will be sharingsome information that may be useful to bothmental health professionals and lay peoplewho are caregivers with regard to culturaldifferences and the challenges that theyoften present in care settings. 10/28/2009MichaelA.Pyles,Ph.D. Virginia Commonwealth University
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