Responsive Behaviours [PSW/Family Caregivers]
Also 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.
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- 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
Course Completion Criteria
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