Working with People with Dementia. And Other Conditions that Affect the Brain. What we will be talking about today. Brief overview of what the brain does What happens if the brain is damaged Dementia – some background information Understanding the behaviour of people with dementia.
And Other Conditions that Affect the Brain
- Provide distraction: the more you know about the person, the better this will work
- Feeling safe is vital….
We have to try to understand what the person with dementia may be thinking or feeling to be able to understand their behaviour
Interaction with other people is crucial to the well being of people with dementia
Understanding behaviour can help us to cope with it