Challenging Behaviors of Older Adults with Dementia

 

Caregivers who work with older adults with dementia often report that the biggest obstacles they face are those related to managing challenging behaviors. After taking this course, you will gain a clinically-based overview of some of the most troubling behaviors that caregivers encounter in working with people with dementia.

As you will learn in this training, myriad models explain why challenging behaviors occur, along with how to manage them. After examining various approaches to managing these behaviors, you will learn some practical techniques to use in your own setting. The interactive exercises and case vignettes throughout this course will help you to apply this knowledge and determine the most effective strategies for managing different behaviors for the people you serve.



$20.00

Hours: 2.00
REL-HHS-MHA-MCBOA-V2

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Course Details

Course Code: REL-HHS-MHA-MCBOA-V2
Hours: 2
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 2/28/2021
Learning Objectives:
Identify at least 3 challenging behaviors that commonly occur among individuals with dementia.
Describe the most common effects of pharmacological agents used to treat these challenging behaviors.
Explain at least 3 practical strategies that you can use to manage challenging behaviors among people served.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Defining Challenging Behaviors

Meet Frances

Why Is It Important to Focus on Managing Challenging Behaviors?

Caregiver Stress

Caregiver Burden

Other Challenging Behaviors

Quick Check

Which Behaviors Are Challenging?

Wandering Behavior

Aggression

Agitation

Hallucinations

Delusions

Let’s Review

Sexually Inappropriate or Aggressive Behavior

Sexually Aggressive Behavior: Did You Know?

Why Do Sexually Inappropriate and Aggressive Behaviors Happen?

Other Reasons Why Sexually Inappropriate and Aggressive Behaviors Happen

Review

Summary

Section 3: Other Common Challenging Behaviors

Meet Sylvia

Sundowning

What Causes Sundowning?

Other Sleeping Problems

What Causes Sleeping Problems?

Review

Problems with Eating

Confusion

Suspiciousness

Disruptive Vocalizations

Incontinence

Remember Sylvia?

Summary

Section 4: Management Strategies

Meet Bobby and Irene

Challenging Behaviors: Is There Anything We Can Do about Them?

Identifying and Examining Behavior

Exploring Potential Solutions and Trying Different Responses

Theories about Why Challenging Behaviors Occur

Quick Check

The Role of Biological Factors

The Role of Physical and Psychosocial Factors

The Unmet Needs Model

The Progressively Lowered Stress Threshold Model

Let’s Review

The Learning Theory and the ABC Approach

The Role of Environmental Factors

Remember Bobby and Irene?

Summary

Section 5: Research Findings

Meet Barbara

Broad Strategies for Managing Challenging Behaviors

Psychosocial Approaches to Managing Challenging Behaviors

Interpersonal Management Techniques

Environmental Modification Techniques

Let’s Practice

Using Medications to Manage Challenging Behaviors

Antipsychotic Medications in Older Adults with Dementia

Risks Associated with Antipsychotic Medications

Morbidity and Mortality Risks Associated with Antipsychotic Medications

Role of Antipsychotic Medications in Institutional Settings

Review

Summary

Section 6: Practical Techniques for Managing Challenging Behavior

Meet Stanley

What Should You Do?

General Tips - Reducing Inactivity

Managing Wandering

The MedicAlert® + Alzheimer’s Association Safe Return® Program

Quick Check

Managing Aggression

Managing Agitation

Physical or Chemical Restraints - How NOT to Manage Agitation

Let’s Review

Managing Hallucinations

More about Managing Hallucinations

Other Tips for Managing Hallucinations

Managing Hallucinations through Environmental Modifications

Quick Check

Managing Sexually Inappropriate or Aggressive Behavior

More about Managing Sexually Inappropriate or Aggressive Behavior

Managing Disruptive Vocalizations

Review

Summary

Section 7: Managing Other Critical Behaviors

Meet Zayne

Managing Sundowning

Caregiver Factors

Managing Sleeping Problems

Managing Eating Problems

Practice

Managing Confusion

Managing Suspiciousness

Other Potentially Helpful Strategies

Let’s Review

Barriers to Success - Caregiver Attitudes

Barriers to Success - Therapeutic Nihilism

Barriers to Success - Caregiver Knowledge

Review

Summary

Section 8: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributors

Resources

References

Congratulations!

Exam

Instructor: Lisa Furst, LMSW
Lisa Furst, LMSW, MPH is Director of Public Education for the Mental Health Association of New York City (MHA-NYC). She develops and implements public education programming that provides information about mental illnesses and their treatment to professionals, paraprofessionals, and the general public. In her role as the Director of Education for the Geriatric Mental Health Alliance of New York, a project of MHA-NYC, Ms. Furst creates public education and training/technical assistance programs to educate professionals and the general public about the mental health needs of older adults. She is a co-author of “Depressed Older Adults, Education and Screening” (Springer Publishing Company), a guidebook to help aging and social service professionals establish a model of mental health education and depression screening in community-based aging service programs. She is a graduate of the Hunter College School of Social Work and is a licensed social worker in New York State. Disclosure: Lisa Furst, LMSW has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry and intermediate level Alcohol and Drug Counselors; entry and intermediate level Professional Counselors; entry and intermediate level Psychologists; entry and intermediate level Social Workers; Nurses; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
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