Behaviors in Dementia : Best Practices for Successful Management

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In Behaviors in Dementia: Best Practices for Successful Management, leading experts in the field of Alzheimer's care spotlight the latest preventive measures, intervention strategies, and staff-training methods being developed to manage the often-challenging behaviors associated with dementia in long-term care settings. Emphasizing a person-centered philosophy of care, this state-of-the-art resource covers a broad spectrum of behavioral domains, including: activity planning, bathing, feeding, family ...
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Overview

In Behaviors in Dementia: Best Practices for Successful Management, leading experts in the field of Alzheimer's care spotlight the latest preventive measures, intervention strategies, and staff-training methods being developed to manage the often-challenging behaviors associated with dementia in long-term care settings. Emphasizing a person-centered philosophy of care, this state-of-the-art resource covers a broad spectrum of behavioral domains, including: activity planning, bathing, feeding, family interventions, sexuality, innovations in behavior management and more! Nursing home administrators and directors of nursing, as well as social workers, occupational therapists, psychiatrists, and psychologists will find an abundance of practical training tools and innovative programming options in this single volume.

Incl. agitated behaviors in older adults; partnering of family & staff; disruptive vocalization; bathing; eating etc

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Based on the philosophy that the challenging behaviors often exhibited by dementia or Alzheimer's patients can mostly be attributed to efforts to satisfy basic needs in a bewildering environment, 15 articles explain preventive measures, intervention strategies, and staff training methods developed to manage those behaviors in long-term care facilities and dementia-specific care units. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781878812438
  • Publisher: Health Professions Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 266
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.74 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

About the Editors
Contributors
Foreword
Preface
I Assessment and Care Planning
1 Care Options 3
2 Innovations in Behavior Management 13
3 Assessing and Understanding Agitated Behaviors in Older Adults 25
II Staff Roles in Caregiving
4 Training Staff in Behavior Management 47
5 Nurturing 63
6 Role of the Mental Health Consultant in Behavior Management 71
7 Family and Staff - Partners in Caregiving 89
III Management Strategies
8 Environment - A Silent Partner in Caregiving 107
9 Therapeutic Uses of Music to Calm Agitation in Nursing Facility Residents with Dementia 125
10 Activities as an Intervention for Disturbed Behaviors on the Dementia-Specific Care Unit 135
11 Nonpharmacological Approaches to the Management of the Behavioral Consequences of Advanced Dementia 155
12 Pharmacological Treatment of Dementia and Behavior Disorders in Dementia 177
IV Special Management Challenges
13 Eating - Mealtime Challenges and Interventions 193
14 Management of Occasional and Frequent Problem Behaviors in Dementia: Bathing and Disruptive Vocalization 227
15 Sexuality, Intimacy, and Meaningful Relationships in the Nursing Facility: Staff and Family Roles in the Care of People with Alzheimer's Disease 239
Index 255
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