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The Effectiveness of Training Care Home Staff on Management of Challenging Behaviour of Person with Dementia
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The Effectiveness of Training Care Home Staff on Management of Challenging Behaviour of Persons with Dementia 2.0 Introduction Like the work of all other caregivers and health care providers, the work of the professional who is expected to take care of the patient with dementia has a lot of responsibility at stake.
As far as dementia is concerned, a recent study revealed that one of the best ways to equip nurses and other health professional with the basic skills and knowledge to carry out their duties effectively is by giving them training and education on how to give innovative and result oriented care to handle some of the most disturbing behaviors from dementia patients (Smithers et al, 2007). This section of the dissertation therefore reviews related literature that touches on some of the key innovative ways of addressing challenging behaviour through training in three major areas as reviewed below. 2.1 Non-Pharmacological Approaches to Managing Dementia 2.1.1 Psychosocial intervention for managing dementia Recent studies have actually pointed to the realisation that training in the use of psychosocial intervention for managing dementia is an effective way of handing challenging behaviour in dementia patients (Cohen-Mansfield, Libin & Marx, 2007). The singular reason for the effectiveness of the psychosocial intervention is in the fact that it is multi-active and thus makes use of several approaches that addresses multi-complexity issues about the patient. For instance as part of the psychosocial intervention, social, individual as well as environmental factors of the causes of the challenging behaviour may all be catered for in one pile (Davison, et al, 2007). ...
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