Topic outline

  • Responsive Behaviours [PSW/Family Caregivers]

    photo of an elderly woman sucking on her fingersAlso known as: Challenging, Behavioural and Psychological Symptom's of Dementia (BPSD) or Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Dementia (NPSD), Responsive Behaviours (RB). These behavioural traits are defined are actions, words and gestures that are a response, often intentional, to something important to a person. In older persons with dementia, responsive behaviour reflects a response to something negative, frustrating, or confusing in the person’s environment and the ensuing behavior is often detrimental to the person and those around them.

    This course explores the underlying factors which contribute to responsive behaviours, how to assess and document the behaviours and effect means of treating the person and managing the behaviours.

    PLEASE NOTE: These courses are open to the public with no registration required.  However, if you wish to access a Course Completion Certificate for a course, you must be enrolled as a student.  To do so please contact info@sageducation.ca.


    Course Outline:

    • Pre-Assessment
    • Lesson 1: Introduction to Responsive Behaviours
    • Lesson 2: Contributory Factors
    • Lesson 3: Observation Assessment & Documentation
    • Lesson 4: Caring for the Older Person with Responsive Behaviours
    • Post-Assessment

    Course Completion Criteria

    In order to complete this course you must view and follow all the Lesson Modules. Please note that the Quizzes embedded in these modules, as well as the Pre and Post Assessments are provided to enhance your own understanding of the material and are not counted as formal marks.   

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    • PSW/Family Caregivers - Responsive Behaviours > Course Resources

      Course Resources – folder and checklist

      This folder contains documents which provide additional information, including references, additional resources and tools.  The Course Checklist is a tool you can use to track your progress through the course.  It updates automatically as you complete lessons, assessments and view resources.


    • PSW/Family Caregivers - Responsive Behaviours > Pre-Assessment

      This simple quiz provides a means of measuring your understanding of the topic before you start this course.  When compared with the post-assessment quiz, the data we collect helps us measure the effectiveness of our course design and content as well as providing helpful feedback for the learner. 

      In some cases these pre and post course assessments will be required by your employer as part of a quality improvement initiative and/or as indicators of understanding of site-based required educational activities.


    • PSW/Family Caregivers - Responsive Behaviours > Lesson 1: Introduction to Responsive Behaviours

      photo of an elderly woman lying down with her hand over her faceLesson 1 encourages the student to appreciate the personal, and social impact of responsive behaviours in older adults with dementia.

    • PSW/Family Caregivers - Responsive Behaviours > Lesson 2: Contributory Factors

      Illustration of colour coded areas of the brainThis lesson explores the  the underlying mechanisms and common contributory factors to responsive behaviours through the use of the P.I.E.C.E.S. TM Framework.

    • PSW/Family Caregivers - Responsive Behaviours > Lesson 3: Observation, Assessment & Documentation

      photo of an older man outside with garden tools Lesson 3 establishes the importance of a structured assessment, documentation and investigation of responsive behaviours and introducing participants to tools such as the R.I.S.K. and the P.I.E.C.E.S. 3-Question Template.

    • PSW/Family Caregivers - Responsive Behaviours > Lesson 4: Caring for the Older Person with Responsive Behaviours

      Photo of older man being assisted by family caregiverThe final lesson in this course focuses on need for individualized person-centred care strategies to minimize the impact of responsive behaviours  for patients and their caregivers.

    • PSW/Family Caregivers - Responsive Behaviours > Post Assessment & Course Feedback

      This simple quiz provides a means of measuring your understanding of the topic after completing this course.  When compared with the pre-assessment quiz, the data we collect helps us measure the effectiveness of our course design and content as well as providing helpful feedback for the learner.

      In some cases these pre and post course assessments will be required by your employer as part of a quality improvement initiative and/or as indicators of understanding of site-based required educational activities.

      Please finish the course by completing the 3-question Course Feedback form.