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Problem-Solving Challenging Behaviors in Dementia
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Audio CD - 4+ hours   Instructions
6 hr 20 min
Multi-disc audio recording with electronic manual and instructions.
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1/25/2019 - Available Now for Pre-Order
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  1. Describe potential antecedents to complex and challenging behaviors common to dementia.
  2. Distinguish between the dementia-related behaviors that warrant a behavior management plan and those that do not.
  3. List the components of a comprehensive behavior management plan as it relates to symptom management.
  4. Differentiate between comprehension and superficial descriptions of behaviors to inform choice of clinical interventions.
  5. Construct a behavior management plan to address causes of problematic behaviors including, but not limited to, communication and environmental changes.
  6. Propose behavior management strategies appropriate to address specific behavior manifestations such as hitting, screaming, wandering and hallucinations.
Dementia: Major Neurocognitive Disorders (MND)
  • Cognitive and psychological changes
  • DSM-5® diagnostic criteria
  • Etiologies of dementia
  • Changes in dementia care
”Unpacking” Behaviors in Dementia: Case Examples
  • Manifestation, Causes and Management Strategies
    • Aggression
      • Verbal – Screaming, cursing
      • Physical – Hitting, scratching, grabbing
    • Nonaggression
      • Verbal – Repetitive questioning, disagreeing
      • Physical – Wandering, pacing, hoarding, rummaging, hiding, voiding, shadowing, resistance
    • Affect-Mood – Anxiety, depression, irritability, apathy
    • Thought and perception – Hallucinations, delusions
    • Vegetative symptoms – Sleep disturbances, sexuality, appetite
Behavior Management Plan Development
  • A Comprehensive Step-By-Step Guide with Worksheets and Checklists
    • Explicitly describe the behavior
    • Assess impact of cognition, emotion, medical status, personal history on behavior
    • Identify the cause of the behavior
    • Interventions to address causes of behaviors
      • Environmental changes
      • Communication changes
      • Schedule changes
      • Medical changes
      • Staff changes
    • Write a thorough behavior intervention plan for the entire care team
    • Evaluate the success of the behavior management plan or reasons for failure
Write a Behavior Management Plan: Case Examples
  • Group activity using case examples
  • Situations that you encounter on a regular basis
  • Apply your knowledge and leave with a behavior plan in place
Improve Communication with the Person with Dementia
  • Verbal communication strategies
  • Nonverbal communication strategies
  • Environmental modifications to enhance communication
  • Role play communication strategies
Compassion Fatigue and Burnout
  • Impact on dementia care
  • Causes, signs and symptoms
  • Prevention/remediation strategies to renew your passion!


Leigh Odom, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, CDP, CADDCT, is an associate professor of speech-language pathology at Western Carolina University. She has been practicing as a speech-language pathologist for nearly 15 years almost exclusively with families affected by neurogenic communication disorders. As the lead academic and clinical instructor of neurogenic content in her department, Dr. Odom has been teaching both graduate and undergraduate neurogenic courses since 2008. Dr. Odom is a Certified Dementia Practitioner and a Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer, frequently collaborating with families and healthcare providers to improve dementia care as a dementia care trainer and support group facilitator. She has published nearly 20 articles in peer-reviewed research journals, and has led numerous trainings at state and national professional conferences. Dr. Odom is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences, and the North Carolina Speech-Hearing-Language Association.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Leigh Odom maintains a private practice. She is an associate professor at Western Carolina University. Dr. Morrow Odom receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Leigh Odom is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association; Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences; and the North Carolina Speech-Language Hearing Association.
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