Module 14

Affectionate old couple with the wife holding on lovingly to the husband’s face. Focus on the husband’s eyes. Concept: Elderly love.

Responding to Challenging Behaviors

This webinar presents some of the core competencies most fundamental to understanding and managing behavioral symptoms associated with the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Practical non-pharmacologic interventions for specific behavioral symptoms are described and the evidence for the risks and benefits of pharmacological interventions are also reviewed. Most dementias are associated with a range of neuropsychiatric and behavioral disturbances, with as many as 80% to 90% of older adults developing at least one distressing symptom over the course of their illness. The behavioral disturbances in dementia require evaluation of the specific symptoms, including the person’s comfort, the care environment, the caregiver’s needs, and the degree of distress of all those involved in the life of the adult with dementia.

This module satisfies the state of New Hampshire’s requirement for best practices in Alzheimer’s disease care as well as for disease information education. Information gathered should be used within the individual’s scope of practice.

The below video is a PLACE HOLDER ONLY. A recording of the actual webinar by C & V Senior Care will be posted on March 10, 2022. Please check back at that time.

Handouts


Slides and additional handouts are available for printing.

Quiz


Participation is recorded by submitting the completed quiz.

Contact your supervisor or the agency’s education department for a paper certificate to indicate your participation in this program. CEUs are validated by completing the quiz from your supervisor or linked above.

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