Full course description
Time: 2 hours, 22 minutes
Credit: 2.5 Learning CEs
Presenter: Maranda A. Trahan, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Course Description: Approximately five million older Americans are diagnosed with dementia and that number is expected to triple over the next few decades. There is a growing momentum among behavior analysts to practice in the field of dementia care, given that applied behavior analytic procedures have proven to decrease challenging behaviors (e.g., agitation) and increase desirable behaviors (e.g., engagement). It is imperative that clinicians and researchers alike stay current with recent publications in order to provide best practices or ask relevant experimental questions. The purpose of this presentation is to review the five articles published on dementia care in behavior analytic journals. Topics reviewed include challenging behaviors (e.g., hoarding, bizarre speech), verbal behavior and complex learning behaviors. Overall, findings showed that challenging behaviors can be managed via antecedent-manipulations, participants can (re)learn to mand and responding can come under stimulus control. All studies demonstrated the clear advantage of using behavior analytic procedures to manage dementia symptoms.
- List behavior excesses and deficits in this patient population.
- Categorize topics published (challenging behavior, verbal behavior, complex learning behavior).
- Describe the need for research on these topic areas.
- Outline methods used in recent research publications.
- Analyze results to determine whether experimental control was demonstrated and whether results answered the experimental question.
- Interpret result reasoning and formulate further discussion.
- Identify further research opportunities.
Keywords: Dementia, Alzheimer's disease, nursing home, mand training, challenging behavior, bizarre speech, refusal, hoarding, cooperation, engagement, reinforcement, attention, antecedent/antecedent based interventions, verbal behavior, mands
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: 2 weeks
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