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The Nursing Assistant: Dementia Care, Part 3

Understanding what triggers a certain behavior will put you in a better position to address the problem in a positive way. In some cases it may even allow you to prevent it from occurring. It is also important to remember that disruptive or unusual behavior may be a resident s way of trying to reach out to you to tell you something that he or she cannot express verbally.

Duration 31 min
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Understanding what triggers a certain behavior will put you in a better position to address the problem in a positive way. In some cases it may even allow you to prevent it from occurring. It is also important to remember that disruptive or unusual behavior may be a resident’s way of trying to reach out to you – to tell you something that he or she cannot express verbally.This revised and updated program provides an understanding of why difficult behaviors may occur in residents with dementia and what can be done to manage them. To do this, the following topics will be covered:

  • Understanding difficult behavior
  • Being aware of triggers
  • Redirecting & distracting
  • Communication tips
  • Reporting difficult behavior
After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Give 3 examples of how dementia contributes to personality & behavior changes
  • Define difficult behavior & give 3 examples
  • Define triggers & give 3 examples
  • Describe 4 actions you can take to manage & calm an agitated resident
  • Give 4 examples of distracting or redirecting
  • Give 4 examples of communication tips
  • Explain why reporting difficult behavior is important
Products Specifications
Formats Available DVD
Duration 31 min
Supporting Materials
Language English
Languages Available English
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