The notion that behavior is communication is one of the most fundamental principles of good care for people with dementia. It requires understanding that behavioral expressions occur primarily because people are in distress, and our job is to identify the cause of that distress, which is rarely the dementia; rather, it is the dementia that prevents the person from explaining why they are upset or uncomfortable. In this webinar, we will discuss how we can eliminate distress when we effectively address pain, hunger, sleep patterns, environmental stresses, and even boredom.

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