Hosted by: brainXchange in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Canada and the Canadian Consortium of Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA).
Presented on: May 12, 2016
Presented by: Eilon Caspi BSW MA PhD
The majority of direct care partners and interdisciplinary team members do not receive evidence-based and practical knowledge on the prevalent, concerning but under-recognized public health problem of distressing and harmful resident-to-resident interactions in dementia in long-term care homes. Based on an extensive review of practice and research literature and an observational study conducted by Dr. Caspi, this introductory presentation identifies:
(1) Consequences of these behavioral expressions;
(2) Common contributing factors, causes, and situational triggers;
(3) Key psychosocial prevention and de-escalation strategies.
In addition, documentation, measurement, assessment, screening, and individualized care planning tools are mentioned briefly. Several case examples are used for illustration throughout the presentation.