New Look at The Old Video: Dementia Focus_ The Person Behind the Disease
"Getting to Know You" takes on a whole new significance when working with cognitively impaired older adults with challenging behaviors. Focusing on the person, and attempting to assess the environment through their perspective, will help providers to better understand the impetus for behaviors and to avoid future recurrences – a factor which can make the difference between living with family or in assisted-living, and living in a long-term care environment.
This Webcast provides viewers with a broad range of tools and strategies to improve assessment and understanding of cognitively impaired older adults, and also outlines a range of interventions to change provider behaviors and modify the environment in order to provide a safe and comforting environment for those who are cognitively impaired.
July 2005, Volume 105, Issue 7;