Challenging Behavior in Persons with Dementia
This is an important article. Please share with families touched by Alzheimer's disease.
The ONLY Way to Deal with Challenging Behavior in Persons with Dementia IS "To PREVENT IT in the First Place".....
This issue: challenging and violent behavior of Alzheimer's patients is important to all Alzheimer's caregivers. This thread was initiated by the this article -- Nobody Wants Our Dad
I have been working with this very vulnerable population, those with dementia and challenging/aggressive behavior, for the last 12 years.
After developing a model of specialized dementia care that has been successful in preventing the aggessive behavior in those that have had repeated discharges from other facilities and hospitalizations for behavior I have learned a few critical things I would like to share.
I'll start by saying I believe "NO One", the resident with the behavior, other residents, or staff should have to be subjected to violent behavior. We have learned that 90% of behavior can be contolled and/or eliminated by "pro-actively" Recognizing and Meeting the underlying need of the person displaying the behavior whether it be physical OR emotional.Read more at www.alzheimersreadingroom.com