At the completion of this educational activity, the learner will be able to:
Identify three (3) common triggers for challenging behaviors.
List four (4) strategies to minimize behaviors associated with dementia.
Select two (2) communication techniques to use with the individual experiencing dementia.
At the completion of this educational activity, the learner will be able to demonstrate knowledge about challenging behaviors in persons with dementia by passing a quiz with 85% or greater accuracy.
Linda Shubert, MSN, RN
Linda has 30 years of nursing experience working with the older adult across rehabilitation, home health, geriatric case management, acute care, and long-term care settings. Linda has held a variety of clinical, teaching, and administrative positions including Director of Nursing, Clinical Professor of Nursing, Staff Development Coordinator, and Simulation and Skills Lab Director. As a staff development director in long-term care for 19 years, she has presented new employee orientation and annual federal training for all departments. Linda is an advocate for competency-based training for all employees meet annual regulatory requirements while promoting quality outcomes for the older adult in the long-term care setting.