chapter  9
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Dementia: Complex case work

ByKARIN TERRI SMITH AND LORNA MACKENZIE

The Newcastle Challenging Behaviour Team has a staff-centred and person-focused approach.

Holistic assessment approach, including life story and experiences, physical and mental health.

Conceptualizing the challenging behaviour, identifying the underlying need. Interventions – communication, approaches, consistency and continuity of care. Activity – providing the person with purposeful activity.