Resident Participation Reduces Agitation

Resident Participation Reduces Agitation and Aggression –  We hear it all the time. Many residents simply don’t want to have a bath, a partial bath or a shower. They object to having their personal hygiene taken care of by others. In this story, you’ll see how resident participation reduces agitation and aggressive behavior. That was…

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Is Medication the Best Response?

Medication has often been a response to cognitive impairment in seniors in LTCs. When faced with behavioral problems or periods of dementia, numbing the patient makes life easier for the caregiver. In 2021-2022, a preliminary study shows an increase of more than 23% in the use of medication in LTC. This is a direct response…

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Disruptive Behaviors – Ever Try Lavender Baths?

Ever Try Lavender Baths for Disruptive Behaviors?-centre-motessori-alzheimer

Disruptive Behaviors – Ever Try Lavender Baths? When it takes three experienced staff members to convince, cajole, and physically coax a resident to take a bath, you know something is not right. Disruptive behaviors can be managed in a better way. After several traumatic bathing sessions with Mrs. Delaney*, the staff and management realized they needed…

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What Causes Responsive Behaviors?

Resolve Responsive Behaviors

What Causes Responsive Behaviors? Finding out ‘why’ can help you resolve responsive or disruptive behaviors:  Let’s look at the Impact of the Montessori Method on Seniors with Responsive Behaviors Scientific research has shown that responsive behaviors seen in people living with dementia are caused, in large part, by unmet needs. Here’s a perfect example: Mrs….

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