Psychoeducational approaches to managing behavioural symptoms of dementia

Davison, Tanya and McCabe, Marita 2004, Psychoeducational approaches to managing behavioural symptoms of dementia, in ICP 2004 : XXVIII International Congress of Psychology Abstracts, Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, England, pp. 572-572.

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Title Psychoeducational approaches to managing behavioural symptoms of dementia
Author(s) Davison, Tanya
McCabe, Marita
Conference name International Congress of Psychology (28th : 2004 : Beijing, China)
Conference location Beijing, China
Conference dates 8-13 Aug. 2004
Title of proceedings ICP 2004 : XXVIII International Congress of Psychology Abstracts
Editor(s) Hernandez-Guzman, Laura
Publication date 2004
Start page 572
End page 572
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication Abingdon, England
Summary Behavioural symptoms of dementia, such as wandering, aggression, and restlessness, are commonly manifested by residents of long-term residential facilities, and are associated with a range of negative outcomes. This paper reviews the literature on the efficacy of psychoeducation programs to improve the skills of residential care staff in managing these symptoms. The benefits and limitations of this approach are illustrated through presentation of case studies from clinical practice, with a focus on organisational and motivational factors. Preliminary data from a psychoeducation program delivered by an Aged Persons Mental Health Team are presented. Recommendations are made for future research and practice.
Notes Extract published in International Journal of Psychology, 39:5, 473 - 578, 2004.
Language eng
Field of Research 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 920112 Neurodegenerative Disorders Related to Ageing
HERDC Research category E3 Extract of paper
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