Understanding Behaviour in Dementia that Challenges: A Guide to Assessment and Treatment

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Behaviours that challenge can significantly interfere with the quality of life of a person with dementia, as well as that of those who live with and care for them. Yet there is a great deal of confusion surrounding how such behaviours should be addressed. This book provides theory and practical guidance on the assessment and treatment of behaviours that challenge in dementia, with a particular emphasis on non-pharmacological approaches.

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Understanding Behaviour in Dementia that Challenges: A Guide to Assessment and Treatment

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Overview

Behaviours that challenge can significantly interfere with the quality of life of a person with dementia, as well as that of those who live with and care for them. Yet there is a great deal of confusion surrounding how such behaviours should be addressed. This book provides theory and practical guidance on the assessment and treatment of behaviours that challenge in dementia, with a particular emphasis on non-pharmacological approaches.

The author describes the different categories and causes of challenging behaviour in people with dementia, and provides tried-and-tested models that will aid identification, assessment and treatment. A thorough evaluation of the use of psychotropic medication is provided, as well as of a wide range of psychological and biopsychosocial interventions. The book contains useful tools and protocol derived from the author's work at a specialist challenging behaviour unit, as well as case studies that demonstrate how the various models may be used in practice.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781849051088
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/15/2011
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,415,517
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Chapter 1 Introduction to Behaviours that Challenge 12

Chapter 2 Causes and Assessments 23

Chapter 3 Using Psychotropic Medication to Treat Challenging Behaviour 47

Chapter 4 Psychological and Other Non-pharmacological Approaches 59

Chapter 5 Conceptual Models Used to Aid Assessment and Treatment 87

Chapter 6 The Newcastle Service: An Illustration of a Specialist Challenging Behaviour Team's Clinical Model 105

Chapter 7 Case Studies 125

Chapter 8 Service Development and Provision 147

References 161

Subject Index 172

Author Index 175

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