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BEHP1143: Decreasing Behavioral Symptoms of Dementia

Time limit: 60 days
3 credits

$39 Enroll

Full course description

Time: 2 hours, 31 minutes
Credit: 3 Learning BACB CEs

Presenter: Maranda A. Trahan, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Course Description: Behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (e.g., aggression, agitation, wandering) affect the individual’s quality of life, daily functioning and dementia progression. The burden BPSD places on a caregiver increases their likelihood to choose institutionalization, which increases cost of care. Functional behavioral assessments have been used to determine function and effective interventions. The purpose of this training is to review behavior analytic methods to decrease BPSD.


  • Define BPSD.
  • Name three alternate terms for BPSD.
  • List eight topographies of BPSD.
  • List six side effects of BPSD.
  • State the prevalence of BPSD.
  • List two general common management approaches.
  • Discuss the behavioral approach to BPSD.

Keywords: Gerontology, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, caregiver, symptoms, geriatric, functional assessment
Rating: Appropriate for practitioners who seek to better understand the behavior exhibited by individuals with various types of dementia and behavioral research-based assessment and treatment strategies.

Access: 60 days from the date and time of registration

Important notes:  Your access begins at the time of purchase, not the time of log in.  Effective July 1, 2022, Florida Tech no longer offers extensions for CE courses; if you do not finish your course and need to repurchase, please contact us.  If you are taking this course to maintain your BACB certification, you will need to write your certification number on your certificate of completion, as the BACB requires that your certificate of completion includes your certification number.


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Refund Policy

No refunds are provided once the course is accessed.

These workshops are presented in partnership between the Florida Tech ABA Online program and ABA Technologies, Inc. ABA Technologies, Inc., is a BACB-approved provider of type-2 continuing education hours (provider number: OP-02-0023)