Staff education to manage behavioural symptoms of dementia

Visser, Sarah. 2005, Staff education to manage behavioural symptoms of dementia, D.Psychology (Health) thesis, School of Psychology, Deakin University.

Title Staff education to manage behavioural symptoms of dementia
Alternative title Bereavement and loss
Author Visser, Sarah.
Institution Deakin University
School School of Psychology
Faculty Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences
Degree name D.Psychology (Health)
Date submitted 2005
Keyword(s) Dementia - Patients - Care
Senile dementia - Patients - Care
Alzheimer's disease - Patients - Care
Caregivers - Education
Bereavement - Case studies
Loss (Psychology) - Case studies
Summary The thesis investigated strategies for managing behavioural symptoms of dementia in nursing homes which involved developing and implementing an eight week education program. Results demonstrated that staff education can be associated with positive outcomes for staff members, while education alone is insufficient to change residents' behaviour. The portfolio investigated grief relating to loss of health through four case studies. Attachment theory, dual processing model and meaning reconstruction model were found to be clinically useful for both bereavement--related losses and health-related losses.
Notes Degree conferred 2006.
Language eng
Description of original 2 v. ; 30 cm.
Dewey Decimal Classification 618.97683
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