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Dementia: Understanding and Managing Challenging Behaviour: MASTERCLASS

9.30am - 4.30pm
Education Centre
This masterclass is suitable for any health or social care professional caring for people with dementia. It is aimed at advancing your knowledge and skills in understanding, assessing and managing behaviour that challenges. It examines the neuropsychology of dementia, and the physiological and psychological meaning behind behaviour. It also considers effective ways to support personhood and maintain it in a therapeutic social and physical environment.

The underpinning philosophy of this masterclass will be based on the principle of person-centred care, communication
and reframing what is traditionally labelled as ‘difficult behaviour’ to expressions of needs, desire and distress.

What will I study?
• Prevalence, pathophysiology, assessment and staging of dementia
• Meanings behind aggression
• The role of superstition, ritual and habit
• The person-centred approach
• Maintaining personhood
• The role of pain and other physical conditions
• Delirium and depression
• The contribution of the environment 

Learning objectives
• Enhance understanding of the disease process of dementia and associated challenging behaviour
• Identify, when possible, the underlying causes of challenging behaviour and distress
• Employ innovative therapeutic responses to support personhood and effectively manage behaviour that challenges

£100 per person