Psychological and Behavioural Symptoms of Dementia Workshop

Half Day Workshop


27th February, 2019

29thOctober, 2019


1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Eligible to Attend:

Health Care Professionals



Aim: The aim of this course is to provide healthcare professionals with the opportunity to enhance their knowledge of holistic care and relevant issues when caring for an older person behaviours that challenge.

All behaviours, no matter how bizarre or self-defeating they may appear to be, serve a function for the person.  Often they communicate a message that the person cannot otherwise communicate.  It is the right of the person with behaviour problems to have access to the appropriate behaviour supports.

Person-centred behaviour support begins with an understanding of the message underlying the person behaviour.  Once the message of the behaviour is understood, the person may learn an alternative and more effective way of communicating that message.

Staff who work with patients who exhibit problem behaviours can find it quite challenging and may feel limited in dealing with the problem.  Therefore, multi-element / multi-professional solutions to behaviour problems should generate many options and offers choices of approach.

In this way, behaviour support planning is a creative social problem-solving process (McClean, 1998).

Main topics which will be discussed include:

  • Definitions of behaviour that challenges
  • Types of behaviour that challenge
  • Communication Strategies
  • Recording & Documentation with regard to behaviours that challenge

Accreditation:  3.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) approved by An Bord Altranais Cnaimhseachais na hEireann (The Nurse and Midwifery Board of Ireland).

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