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Interventions to Minimize Behavioral Symptoms of Dementia: Moving Beyond Redirection
Learning Objectives
  • Explain the effects of dementia on thinking, emotions and communication

  • Use a theory to help explain behavioral and communication changes associated with dementia and to guide interventions

  • Respond to behavioral changes with a calm, validating approach

  • Comprehensively assess verbal and nonverbal messages, including those that are associated with stress

  • Develop a plan whose non-pharmacological interventions reflect an understanding of and respect for the person and their preferences.


Module 1
To view the module, click on the link below. The presentation will automatically start. You will need to click the > arrow to advance to the next slide, once the narration for the slide is done. You can move at your own pace.

Click here to view Module One

Objectives:
  • Explain the effects of dementia on thinking, emotions and communication


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Module 2
To view the module, click on the link below. The presentation will automatically start. You will need to click the > arrow to advance to the next slide, once the narration for the slide is done. You can move at your own pace.

Click here to view Module Two
Objectives:
  • Use a theory to help explain behavioral and communication changes associated with dementia and to guide interventions

  • Respond to behavioral changes with a calm, validating approach

  • Comprehensively assess verbal and nonverbal messages, including those that are associated with stress


For PowerPoint only click here


Module 3
To view the module, click on the link below. The presentation will automatically start. You will need to click the > arrow to advance to the next slide, once the narration for the slide is done. You can move at your own pace.

Click here to view Module Three

Objectives:
  • Use a theory to help explain behavioral and communication changes associated with dementia and to guide interventions

  • Respond to behavioral changes with a calm, validating approach

  • Comprehensively assess verbal and nonverbal messages, including those that are associated with stress


For PowerPoint only click here


Module 4
To view the module, click on the link below. The presentation will automatically start. You will need to click the > arrow to advance to the next slide, once the narration for the slide is done. You can move at your own pace.

Click here to view Module Four

Objective:
  • Develop a plan whose non-pharmacological interventions reflect an understanding of and respect for the person and their preferences.


For Power Point only click here


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