Distressing and harmful resident-to-resident interactions in dementia in long-term care homes is a prevalent, concerning, but under-recognized public health problem.
Based on an extensive review of practice and research literature and an observational study conducted by Dr. Caspi, this introductory presentation will identify:
- Consequences of these behavioral expressions;
- Common contributing factors, causes, and situational triggers;
- Key psychosocial prevention and de-escalation strategies.
In addition, documentation, measurement, assessment, screening, and individualized care planning tools will be mentioned briefly. Several case examples will be used for illustration throughout the presentation.