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

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

by Ian Andrew James
     
 

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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

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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.

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:
06/15/2011
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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