When caring for a patient with Alzheimer’s disease, which of the following is the most important?
• Alzheimer’s disease progresses from a subtle deterioration in memory to severe complications.
• The most important nursing responsibility is a regular assessment of the patient’s cognition and abilities in order to assess their safety risk.
• Incorrect: A behavior modification program would be ineffective to use with a patient who has memory loss.
• Incorrect: A bowel training program is not indicated.
• Incorrect: Speaking loudly will not help a patient with Alzheimer's unless they are hearing impaired.