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Language of behavior in the dementia patient
Language of behavior in the dementia patient
Language of behavior in the dementia patient
Language of behavior in the dementia patient
Language of behavior in the dementia patient
Language of behavior in the dementia patient
Language of behavior in the dementia patient
Language of behavior in the dementia patient
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Language of behavior in the dementia patient

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Meadowview Center in North Reading, in collaboration with Bright Star is free CEU's to meet the needs of your clients. For more information please contact Claire Henry, Dementia Program Director at …

Meadowview Center in North Reading, in collaboration with Bright Star is free CEU's to meet the needs of your clients. For more information please contact Claire Henry, Dementia Program Director at 978-276-2025

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  • 1. Language of Behavior in the Dementia Patient Claire M. Henry, M.Ed.,CDP
  • 2. Rummaging and Hoarding  Approaches to Use  Ignore the behavior unless it becomes problematic.  Try a diversional activity.  Remove to replace the behavior.  Avoid scolding, punishment, or talking down to the patient.
  • 3. Rummaging and Hoarding  Use the ABC behavior model to redirect the behavior  Supple the resident with things to hoard and rummage.  Give the resident a shopping bag to hoard items  Track the behavior on the behavior log.
  • 4. Sundowning  Increased confusion and agitation in the afternoon hours.  Assess for sleep disturbance  Encourage an afternoon nap  Close drapes and shades in afternoon  Encourage quiet activity programming.
  • 5. Activities of Daily Living Checklist        Assess the environment Assess the person’s mood Assess the steps involved in the task. Assess communication techniques involved Assess your level of stress Prepare in advance for the task. Always remember…if you feel unsafe doing something, do not do it, and call for help.
  • 6. Helping the Alzheimer’s Patient to Bathe.        Evaluate which type of bath causes the least anxiety. Gain trust Assess steps involved in the task. Prepare for the task in advance. While washing, distract the patient with conversation or singing. Beware of communication techniques. Respect his or her privacy.
  • 7. Sleep Disturbances  Medical causes  Chronic conditions  Acute Conditions  Psycholoigal conditions  Disruptive sleep patterns due to progression of disease.
  • 8. Sleep Disturbances          Environmental Noise Level Unable to find his/her room. Recent return from hospital. Other Causes Going to bed early Too much sleep during day Family visits too late Agitation and restlessness
  • 9. Suspiciousness  Approaches to use when the resident shows suspicious behavior.  Expose the resident with dementia to fearful situation slowly.  Discuss what frightens him.  Don’t argue reality.  Report signs and symptoms.
  • 10. Suspiciousness  Approaches to use when the resident shows suspicious behavior.  Expose the resident with dementia to fearful situation slowly.  Discuss what frightens him.  Don’t argue reality.  Report signs and symptoms.

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