Changed behaviours associated with dementia utilising a stepwise patient centred approach to management

By Dementia Training Australia

Access on dta.com.au

The webinar will provide GPs and health professionals with a structured approach to assessment of behaviours and their management. This webinar will look at changed behaviours that may be associated with dementia. We will briefly discuss terminology and classification of these behaviours, before moving on to management. The webinar will provide GP’s and health professionals with a structured approach to assessment of behaviours and their management, including understanding the importance of patient-centred care as well as the concept of self-hood in developing strategies to alleviate distressing or challenging behaviours. There will be a section on medications, including when and how to prescribe, review of other medications that may be exacerbating the situation, as well as discussion on deprescribing. The concept and use of case conferences with a multidisciplinary approach and liaison with collateral historians will also be discussed. Questions are welcome throughout the webinar.

Domains:
Behaviour

Cost:
fully-subsidised

Resource Type:
Video recording

Learning Outcomes

After watching, staff should be able to:
  • Understand what is most important to aged care residents about their care.
  • Learn about the challenges and barriers to providing person centred care in an aged care setting.
  • Discover some practical examples of person centred care in a residential care environment.