Understanding Behavioural Expressions of Dementia -Half day workshop 2nd March 2022
March 2, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm€45
Eligible to attend: Healthcare Professionals
Time: 1.30p.m. – 4.30p.m
The aim of this 1/2 day workshop is to provide healthcare professionals with the opportunity to enhance their knowledge of holistic care and relevant issues when caring for a person with psychological and behavioural symptoms.
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 behavioural problems to have access to the appropriate behaviour supports.
Person-centred behaviour support begins with an understanding of the message underlying the person’s behaviour. Once the message of the behaviour is understood, the person may learn an alternative and more effective way of communicating that message.
Main topics which will be discussed include:
• Definitions of behaviour that challenges
• Types of behaviour that challenge
• Communication Strategies
• Pharmacological Intervention
• Recording and Documentation with regard to behaviours that challenge
3.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) approved from An Bord Altranais Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann (The Nurse and Midwifery Board of Ireland).