Non-pharmacological Alzheimer’s Care: Preventing Challenging Behaviors

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Course Description

This webinar covers Reisberg’s retrogenesis theory, effective environmental, interactional, and behavioral interventions to meet needs, focusing on physical and psychological safety, and effective environmental, interactional, and behavioral interventions to prevent or manage difficult communication, resistance and aggression, hallucinations, pacing and wandering, malnutrition.

Overview

Many behaviors of older adults who have Alzheimer’s disease provide challenges for caregivers. Knowing what to expect and what to do to prevent or manage specific behaviors increases satisfaction of caregivers and care recipients. A framework for rethinking challenging behaviors will provide guidance for choosing effective interventions.

Course Learning Objectives

After viewing this webinar, you will be able to: 

  1. Use Reisberg’s retrogenesis theory to predict behaviors and loss of abilities during progression of the illness.
  2. Select effective environmental, interactional, and behavioral interventions to meet needs, focusing on physical and psychological safety
  3. Select effective environmental, interactional, and behavioral interventions to prevent or manage difficult communication, resistance and aggression, hallucinations, pacing and wandering, malnutrition.