Course Content: This course explores causes and consequences of behaviours that challenge. It looks at the types of behaviour that falls into this category and focuses on anger, aggression, wandering, and antisocial behaviour at mealtimes. It also includes an overview of triggers, warning signs, and concentrates on diffusing difficult situations using a variety of approaches including the ABC approach and other distraction therapies. It covers the effects of the ‘sundowning’ syndrome and makes suggestions to help ease distress for persons with dementia. It focuses on our own approach.
Objectives: It seeks to provide health professionals with the skills and knowledge necessary to cope with behaviours that challenge using a person centred approach whilst maintaining their own safety and supporting their colleagues.
Target Audience: This course will be of benefit to all healthcare professionals who work with clients who manifest behaviours that challenge in the clinical or residential setting.
Duration: 4 Hours
Maximum Participants: 20