Non-Pharmacological Strategies to Manage Sundowner Behaviors

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Course Description

Dementia care is too often managed only medically rather than within the context of the patient's relationship with his or her family or caregiver, which can strain all involved.  If left untreated, Behavioral Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) can contribute to an increased cost of care, heightened stress to nursing staff and caregivers, and decreased quality of life and meaningful purpose for the patient.

The session will present a dynamic evidence-based review of nonpharmacological interventions for individuals with Dementia and will review common behaviors at each progressive stage with people who have dementia and strategies to reduce these, as well as supportive evidence-based interventions to effectively reduce such behaviors, all through the person centered approach.  Consequently the recommended interactive approaches will empower staff and communities to reshape what was once perceived as problems, into a sense of purpose and meaning for their residents.  As the residents are assisted with activities of purpose, their quality of life will be enriched.

This seminar-on-demand is 1 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).

Contact Hours: 1
Video Course Format: Video
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Instructional Level: Intermediate