Practical Approaches with Dementia: Preventing Catastrophic Reactions


Course Description

Course Description:

A high percentage of people living with a neurocognitive disorder such as dementia will experience what some professionals refer to as Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) to include agitation and aggression. This can lead to catastrophic reactions, placing the patient and those around him or her in danger. The results of such high levels of agitation can lead to accelerated disease progression, increased mortality, and increased caregiver stress and costs.

This course equips all healthcare professionals and team members with practical information and strategies including understanding the causes and triggers of catastrophic reactions and sharing practical strategies to effectively reduce or prevent such reactions.  Following the course, attendees will be immediately equipped with techniques useful in their daily practice to optimally provide care and support of elders living with dementia.

Contact Hours: 3
Video Course Format: Video
Target Audience:
Instructional Level: Intermediate