One of the most recognised symptoms of any type of dementia are changes in the person’s behaviour that were not present prior to the person developing dementia.
Changed behaviour can happen early in the onset of the person’s dementia, acting as a sign that the person needs to be assessed for dementia, or at any point in the person’s life after a diagnosis of dementia.
Contents of this mini book:
How behaviour is viewed - do's and don'ts
Thinking about words you choose to use
What is changed behaviour?
Changed Behaviour Mini Books
Where to begin
How changed behaviour is likely to make the person feel
Why do changed behaviours happen?
What do changed behaviours mean?
How to respond
Responding in specific situations
Reflecting on your response
The importance of teamwork
Good teamwork in practice
Final tips: best practice and looking after yourself