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Dementia 5: Positive Behaviour Support for Dementia


This series of learning courses about Living with Dementia examines Dementia from a person-centred perspective and is designed for all persons working with, or providing services/care to, persons living with Dementia, and their families. Different types of Dementia will commonly exhibit psychiatric like symptoms; disturbed ways of thinking or altered ways of thinking that have/can cause significant distress for the individual. This course of learning will provide support to families and the workforce and ensure inclusion within their community. The dignity of care throughout this series is reiterated within each course per Accreditation and Quality Standards within these fields. This course is the fifth in this series and will endeavour to provide an understanding of specific behaviours and focus on needs, rather than behaviour presentation only.  

Learning Objectives:        

  • Understand the dysfunctional symptoms of Dementia
  • Recognise the Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD)
  • Be able to relate resident behaviour to needs not met
  • Be aware of appropriate personal interaction and attention strategies
  • Understand the benefits of non-pharmacological therapies
  • Recognise the limited role of medication
  • Communicate the importance of early end of life planning

 Course Code: DEM5BS 

Standards Incorporated in this Course: 1 & 8

CPD Value: 0.42