Guest Lecture: Developing Behavioural Interventions to Manage Responsive Behaviours by Dr. Margaret MacAndrew

Behavioural symptoms of dementia can be disturbing to the person with dementia and challenging for carers to respond to effectively.

Non-pharmacological interventions that include meaningful activity and are person centred are recommended as the first line approach to caring for behavioural symptoms of dementia. This presentation will review approaches to accurately assessing behavioural symptoms of dementia and how these assessments can then be utilised to develop care strategies to more effectively respond to behavioural symptoms of dementia.

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Doctor Margaret MacAndrew

RN, PhD

Dr Margaret MacAndrew is a lecturer at the School of Nursing at Queensland University of Technology. As an RN with experience in caring for people with dementia in long term care, she has an interest in improving quality of life for people with dementia and in particular people with dementia who wander. Over the past three years she has trialled two behavioural interventions that aimed to reduce risky aspects of wandering in in long term care and is currently developing a tool to reduce risk associated with wandering through accurate assessment and targeted care planning.

Learning Outcomes

Objectives:
  • Understand and identify responsive behaviours
  • Develop understanding of non-pharmacological interventions to address responsive behaviours
  • Enhance awareness regarding responsive behaviours, quality of life and activities

Professional Value

1 hour lecture equals 1 point (Nursing) (Allied Health)

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