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An evaluation of the effectiveness of a case-specific approach to challenging behaviour associated with dementia

Bird, Michael; Llewellyn-Jones, Rob; Korten, Ailsa

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Objectives: Treatment of challenging behaviour in dementia using standardized psychopharmacological or psychosocial approaches remains problematical. A case-specific approach was trialled in this study, based on extensive evidence that each case is different in aetiology, the effects of the behaviour on others and what interventions are possible given the available resources. Method: Forty-four consecutive referrals for challenging behaviour (two-thirds in residential care) were assessed across...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/55429
Source: Aging and Mental Health
DOI: 10.1080/13607860802154499

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