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Investigating the causes of behaviours that challenge in people with dementia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21140883     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Nurses are the main providers of care to older people and to people with dementia in a variety of settings, including acute hospitals. Behaviours that challenge in people with dementia, such as agitation, aggression and 'resistiveness', can best be understood as a form of communication based on a person's perceived and/or actual unmet need(s). This article explores ways of understanding behaviours that challenge and contains a composite case study of 'Frank', a person with severe dementia who has been admitted to an NHS inpatient mental health assessment ward. A three-step approach to investigate, formulate and personalise a range of interventions is shared (clue finding; motive identifying; and formulating, applying and evaluating interventions) together with ways of intervening in behaviours that challenge.
John Keady; Lesley Jones
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nursing older people     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1472-0795     ISO Abbreviation:  Nurs Older People     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-09     Completed Date:  2010-12-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101084156     Medline TA:  Nurs Older People     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  25-9     Citation Subset:  N    
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust and University of Manchester.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Dementia / complications,  nursing,  psychology*
Mental Disorders / complications*,  nursing
Patient-Centered Care

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