Non-Pharmacological Management of Behavioral Issues in Dementia
Length: 1 Hour 4 minutes
The nature and location of neuropathological changes in the brain give rise to deficits in perception, reasoning and function. Behavioral manifestations frequently seen in dementia stem from neurotransmitter disturbances, neuronal damage and poor integrative function throughout the brain. Understanding the relationship between cognitive deficits and the clients’ functional ability gives care providers a more effective foundation for understanding behavioral issues and developing effective solutions for care. Examples of specific cognitive deficits and the unique care issues that follow will be discussed
This content is suitable for both beginning and intermediate levels.
Date of original program: 12/17/2021
Stephanie Goldstein, BSW, LBSW, has been in healthcare for more than 15 years. Her experience includes both working directly with patients and as a manager in mental health and long term care. She is passionate about educating patients and families on options while promoting self-determination for those with complex physical, cognitive or mental health diagnoses. A frequent guest lecturer for Johns Hopkins University’s Certificate on Aging program, she also loves teaching professionals about best practices in working with older generations.