Challenging Behaviour In People With Dementia

‘Severely challenging behaviour refers to behaviour of such intensity, frequency or duration that the physical safety of the person or others is likely to be placed in serious jeopardy; or behaviour which is likely to seriously limit or delay access to and use of ordinary community facilities.’ (Emerson et al; 1988)

Learning Aims

This course emphasises that behaviour is a form of communication. Attendees will look at why behaviours may be labelled as ‘challenging’ and should gain an understanding of ways in which altering care practices may reduce the likelihood of challenging behaviour.

Course Content

• Defining ‘challenging behaviour’
• Behaviour as communication
• Person-centred care
• Encouraging active participation
• Promoting wellbeing

Complementary Courses

• Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
• Promoting Dignity and Compassion in Care
• Mental Capacity Act 2005
• Improving Outcomes for People with Dementia

QCF Links

F/504/4986; A/601/8140; J/602/3180

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