Explain How To Identify Behaviours That Challenge In Relation To People With Dementia

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Learning outcomes day 2 By completing this workbook you will hopefully: • identify behaviours that challenge (in relation to people with dementia); • consider how a person with dementia will be affected by: o physical needs and physical health o psychological needs o neurological impairment o personality o the environment and o what happens during an interaction • gain an understanding of how your communication approach will impact on behaviours that challenge; • gain knowledge about emotional behaviour and the brain; • consider what might cause specific behaviours and what might help the person with dementia; • consider a range of other methods to help reduce difficult situations. This workbook and session will hopefully build on the knowledge you already have about dementia and person centred working, and…show more content…
▪ Feeling abandoned and calling out for someone indicates feelings of insecurity. Sometimes people with dementia cannot recognise faces and this may heighten feelings of aloneness. Environmental factors Over stimulating environment – an environment that is cluttered and noisy will lead to agitation, irritability, stress and confusion not only for the person but also for carers and families. Unpleasant aromas can add to a person’s distress and agitation. Also if the person feels they are being bombarded with questions. ▪ Lack of stimulation or social contact – if the only contact patients have with staff is when they are providing specific and basic nursing care then people will become distressed and feel isolated and lonely. Sensory deprivation through poor sight or hearing can also lead to lack of stimulation. Shouting often occurs at night if the person is lying awake in a frightening silence. ▪ Not being able to see and watch what is going on around can contribute to a person’s sense of isolation, loneliness and fear. What might

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