As Dementia progresses, other characteristics develop. For example, we may observe that people, places, times and objects may be mixed, the person can have difficulties with dressing, bathing, eating and coping in social gatherings, tears and laughter can occur easily and may be inappropriate or influenced by paranoid behaviour.
This session will describe the most common reactive behaviours (which may occur as a result of the actions of another person or incident) related to dementia, like; agitation, aggression, anger, withdrawing, resistiveness and lack of cooperation.
Such behaviours are often judged as unacceptable when measured by others against established societal norms and values.
This session, which includes ‘role playing’ will provide useful tips on how to manage such behaviours.