Event Date: May 12, 2016
The majority of direct care partners and interdisciplinary team members do not receive evidence-based and practical knowledge on the prevalent, concerning but under-recognized public health problem of distressing and harmful resident-to-resident interactions in dementia in long-term care homes. Based on an extensive review of practice and research literature and an observational study conducted by Dr. Caspi, this introductory presentation will identify:
(1) Consequences of these behavioral expressions;
(2) Common contributing factors, causes, and situational triggers;
(3) Key psychosocial prevention and de-escalation strategies.
In addition, documentation, measurement, assessment, screening, and individualized care planning tools will be mentioned briefly. Several case examples will be used for illustration throughout the presentation.
This integrated KTE webinar event is brought to you by brainXchange in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Canada and the Canadian Consortium of Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA).
Caps, E. (2016). Deaths as a result of resident-to-resident altercations in dementia in long-term care homes: A need for research, policy, and prevention. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 17(1), 7-11. Link to full text: http://www.jamda.com/article/S1525-8610(15)00640-4/pdf
Conceptual Framework - Prevention of Resident-to-Resident Aggression in Dementia
Presenter(s):Eilon Caspi BSW MA PhD, is a Gerontologist and Dementia Behavior Specialist, founder and director of Dementia Behavior Consulting LLC. He has worked in the aging field for 22 years starting as a nurse aide in a nursing home where his grandfather lived and passed away. Since then, Eilon has worked as a social worker in a nursing home, qualitative researcher, consultant, educator, knowledge broker, author, and advocate. Since his 10-month direct observation study in 2007/8 in two care homes for people with dementia, he has focused primarily on the public health problem of distressing and harmful resident-to-resident interactions in dementia in long-term care homes. His book on prevention of this behavioral phenomenon is expected to be released with Health Professions Press in the Fall this year.