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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
Human Interaction: A key to managing disruptive behavior in dementia.. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2008 : 38th : Jackson Hole, WY : May 27 - June 1, 2008) / : (2008).

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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.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1924
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2008 : 38th : Jackson Hole, WY : May 27 - June 1, 2008)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.