Education & CPD

Preventing and Responding to Responsive Behaviours in the Older Person


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  •   Date: Thursday, 26 November 2020
  •   Registration: Thursday, 26 November 2020 09:45
  •   Start: Thursday, 26 November 2020 10:00
  •   End: Thursday, 26 November 2020 16:00
  •   Location: The Richmond Education and Event Centre, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7


This programme outlines how nurses can use a person-centred approach in the prevention and management of responsive behaviours in older persons. It provides an introduction to the various categories of such behaviours as well as an analysis of factors which may influence these behaviours. The programme also offers guidance on topics pertinent to the appropriate management of responsive behaviours such as use of physical interventions, including restraints. It provides effective care
strategies and guidance on how best to conduct assessments and develop person-centred care plans. Insight will be provided into responsive behaviours in dementia and strategies for appropriate management.
  • Thursday, 26 November 2020

  • 09:45
  • 10:00
    Introduction to Responsive Behaviours; Definitions, Categories and Causative/Contributing Factors
  • 11:15
    Tea / Coffee
  • 11:30
    DVD: Understanding Challenging Behaviours in Dementia
  • 12:00
    Effective Care Strategies for Responsive Behaviours
  • 13:00
  • 13:45
    Person-centred Assessment and Care Planning for Residents with Responsive Behaviours
  • 15:00
    The Use of Physical Intervention and the Use of Restraint
  • 16:00
    Questions, Evaluation and Close
  •   Location: The Richmond Education and Event Centre, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7
Reading List

For access to any of the references below, please contact the library. e:, t: 01 6640614

  1. Clarke C, Mantle R, (2016) Using risk management to promote person-centred dementia care, Nursing Standard, pp. 41-46.

  2. Whyte, A., (2016) Challenging behaviour: Finding another way, Nursing Standard, pp. 18-20..

  3. Inkley, F. and Goldberg, S., (2016) Managing verbal agitation in people with dementia and delirium, Nursing Older People, pp. 33-37..

  4. Keady, J. and Jones, L, (2010) Investigating the causes of behaviours that challenge in people with dementia, Nursing Older People, pp.25-2.

  5. Lizarondo, L., (2016) Aggression in the Elderly with Dementia: Non-Pharmacological Interventions Evidence Summaries 2016, Joanna Briggs EBP Database.

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