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Specialist behavioural support services within dementia care

Dr Zoe Lucock and Dr Emma Williams, co-directors of Positive Ageing Consultancy & Training, explain how incorporating behavioural analysis as part of a multidisciplinary approach to dementia care can have a profoundly positive impact on the support that a person living with dementia receives

Before we delve into the exciting details of behavioural support, let us look at the case of Mildred. Mildred is one of many older adults living with dementia in a care home. The perspectives of each individual involved with her case show the importance of a behaviour analyst in performing specialist assessments and consolidating data to create a person-centred bespoke coaching programme for her caregivers.

The resident: Mildred

When I was younger, I could recall details about my life and memories like they were the most exquisite glass in front of me, every detail was clear and crisp. Now, I don’t even know where I live or what I’m doing here. This scares the living daylights out of me! I look in the mirror and sometimes it’s my face I see, and other times I see a ghastly wrinkled old woman staring at me. I’m sure she’s a ghost haunting me for something that I did years ago.

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Care Show London

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24 April 2024 - 25 April 2024

Future of Care Leaders Conference

The King’s Fund, London
Tuesday 30th April 2024

Care Roadshows - Liverpool

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Villa Park Stadium, Birmingham
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Care Home Awards

Royal Garden Hotel, London, W8 4PT
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Wednesday 17th July 2024

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