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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164381
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Management of Challenging Behaviors in Dementia Patients
Author(s):
Ellett, Anne
Author Details:
Anne Ellett, R.N., N.P., M.S.N., email: aellett@silveradosenior.com
Abstract:
The management of challenging behaviors in dementia residents is important for any nurse working in gerontology. Dementia residents may display anxiety, depression, agression, exit-seeking and elopement strategies, as well as resistance to ADL care. All of these behaviors are challenges for those caring for the dementia patient.

Gerontological nurses seek to preserve the dignity of their patients and offer them the best quality of life. Pharmaceutical intevention is often the first-line treatment for difficult behaviors but the inappropriate or overuse of psychotropic medications may lead to sedation and decreased quality of life for the dementia patient.

This presentation will offer assessment strategies for the nurse working with dementia patients. A behavior intervention program will be detailed that can assist the nurse to use other techniques for behavior management, other than psychotropic medications. This technique has been used very successfully to preserve the dignity of the patient with dementia.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2010
Conference Name:
National Gerontological Nursing Association 25th Annual Convention
Conference Host:
National Gerontological Nursing Association
Conference Location:
Palm Springs, California, USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleManagement of Challenging Behaviors in Dementia Patientsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorEllett, Anneen_US
dc.author.detailsAnne Ellett, R.N., N.P., M.S.N., email: aellett@silveradosenior.comen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164381-
dc.description.abstractThe management of challenging behaviors in dementia residents is important for any nurse working in gerontology. Dementia residents may display anxiety, depression, agression, exit-seeking and elopement strategies, as well as resistance to ADL care. All of these behaviors are challenges for those caring for the dementia patient.<br/><br/>Gerontological nurses seek to preserve the dignity of their patients and offer them the best quality of life. Pharmaceutical intevention is often the first-line treatment for difficult behaviors but the inappropriate or overuse of psychotropic medications may lead to sedation and decreased quality of life for the dementia patient.<br/><br/>This presentation will offer assessment strategies for the nurse working with dementia patients. A behavior intervention program will be detailed that can assist the nurse to use other techniques for behavior management, other than psychotropic medications. This technique has been used very successfully to preserve the dignity of the patient with dementia.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:52:12Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:52:12Z-
dc.conference.date2010en_US
dc.conference.nameNational Gerontological Nursing Association 25th Annual Conventionen_US
dc.conference.hostNational Gerontological Nursing Associationen_US
dc.conference.locationPalm Springs, California, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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