On Thursday, August 27 join a free event about "Challenging Behaviors" at the Sycamore Room -Kadlec Healthplex in Richland, Washington from 1:00 to 3:00 in the afternoon.
Details of the Event
Are you living with a person with dementia? Come join this free event and learn more about the disorder and understand what they are going through.
Patients with dementia may experience behavioral and psychotic symptoms (BPSD)during the course of their disease due to the alteration in processing, integrating and retrieving new information that accompanies dementia.
Studies have found that more than 90 percent of people with dementia develop at least one BPSD with a significant percentage of these individuals having serious clinical implications. Depression, hallucinations, delusions, aggression, agitation, wandering and “sundowning” are hallmark behavioral and psychotic symptoms of dementia, commonly manifested in moderate- to severe stages of disease.
These symptoms cause considerable caregiver stress, and frustration is often the breaking point prior to institutionalization in long-term care facilities. Many of these (BPSD) are also the impetus to falls, weight loss, infection and incontinence in individuals with dementia. To know more please call 509-943-8455.Posted by Colleen D. Lane on