Have these conversations out of ear range of the patient. Every meal, for
example, is an opportunity for physical
rehabilitation. Every trip to the toilet is an opportunity. I have a three times meal schedule at 0800, 1300 and 1800 HRS, with the proviso that the patient is asked if they want to eat, and if the say no, the meal is pushed foward. Initially I like the corning ware transparent glass, because the small bowls have vertical sides against which the patient can push food.