Elderspeak for University of Kansas KU Nursing Magazine
Posted 4 years ago and submitted by Matt Manley | Share link: http://illo.cc/78698

The article explores the phenomenon of “elderspeak,” which is when nurses use baby talk to communicate with elderly patients. The use of elderspeak can lead to a marked increase in resistiveness to care, particularly in patients with dementia. Though these patients may have limited communication abilities they are fully aware of being addressed in this manner. The illustration needed to convey the idea of an elderly patient with dementia internalizing the baby talk, and builds on my recent explorations into multiple overlapping figures.

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Currently based in Lansing, Michigan, I’ve been working as a freelance illustrator for over twenty years. My illustration is primarily figurative and symbolic with surrealist lea… Show more.

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