Fighting for Dignity: Prevention of Harmful Resident-to-Resident Interactions in Dementia in LTC

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 identifies:

(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 are mentioned briefly. Several case examples are used for illustration throughout the presentation.

You can view the recorded presentation by clicking here

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). 

Below you will find the powerpoint and additional resources (including the JAMDA article and the Conceptual Framework referenced in the webinar.

Conceptual Framework Prevention of Distressing and Harmful Resident to Resident Interactions in Dementia

Prevention of Distressing and Harmful Resident to Resident Interactions

Resident to resident altercations



Last Updated: 11/08/2017