Human Interaction: A key to managing disruptive behavior in dementia.

Garcia, Linda and Kozak, Jean and Hebert, Michele and Charles, Joycelyn and Dalziel, William and Drummond, Neil and Slaughter, Susan (2008) Human Interaction: A key to managing disruptive behavior in dementia. [Clinical Aphasiology Paper]

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Abstract

The results are part of a larger multi-center, mixed-methods study investigating the effect of environmental design in managing disruptive behavior in dementia. The presentation focuses on data from fifteen (15) discussion groups conducted with families (N = 45) and staff (N= 59) from eight (8) dementia units. Participants were asked to identify the primary obstacles and facilitators for managing behaviors in long-term care facilities. Results stress the importance of human interaction and institutional flexibility. These will be discussed in the context of communication environments and supported by observational data obtained in five (5) of the units.

Item Type: Clinical Aphasiology Paper
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Depositing User: Tiffany Brand
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2010
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2016 12:53
Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference > Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2008 : 38th : Jackson Hole, WY : May 27 - June 1, 2008)
URI: http://eprints-prod-05.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1924

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