Overview of Course
This course explores causes and consequences of behaviours that challenge. It looks at the types of behaviour that falls into this category and focuses on anger, aggression, wandering, and antisocial behaviour at mealtimes. It also includes an overview of triggers, warning signs and concentrates on diffusing difficult situations using a variety of approaches including the ABC Behavioural Assessment Approach and explores various recognised therapies. It looks at physical, psychological and environmental causes of distress and looks at ways to minimise the impact for persons with dementia. It focuses on our own approach and how we can adapt it to best support a person centered approach in Dementia Care.
Aims of Course
The aim of the programme is to provide healthcare professionals with the skills to effectively respond to behaviours that challenge whilst protecting the dignity and safety of the person with dementia. It highlights the need for self-care and support for colleagues whilst working in a dementia care setting in dealing with responsive behaviours.
It seeks to provide nurses and allied health professionals with the skills and knowledge necessary to cope with behaviours that challenge using a person-centred approach whilst maintaining their own safety and supporting their colleagues.
This course will be of benefit to all healthcare professionals who work with clients who manifest behaviours that challenge in the clinical or residential setting.