Chapter 33. Challenging Behaviour in Dementia: A Psychosocial Approach to Intervention

  1. Bob Woods clinical psychologist nursing assistant Chair Co-Director Academic Director Director Professor of Clinical Psychology of Older People3 and
  2. Dr Linda Clare chartered clinical psychologist clinical neuropsychologist Reader in Psychology consultant4
  1. Mike Bird Senior Clinical Psychologist1 and
  2. Esme Moniz-Cook Professor of Old Age Clinical Psychology2

Published Online: 7 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470773185.ch33

Handbook of the Clinical Psychology of Ageing, Second Edition

Handbook of the Clinical Psychology of Ageing, Second Edition

How to Cite

Bird, M. and Moniz-Cook, E. (2008) Challenging Behaviour in Dementia: A Psychosocial Approach to Intervention, in Handbook of the Clinical Psychology of Ageing, Second Edition (eds B. Woods and L. Clare), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470773185.ch33

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Dementia Services Development Centre, Wales, Ardudwy, University of Wales, Bangor, Holyhead Road, Bangor LL57 2PX, UK

  2. 4

    School of Psychology, Brigantia Building, University of Wales Bangor, Bangor LL57 2AS, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Aged Care Evaluation Unit, Southern Area Health Service, Queanbeyan, New South Wales 2620, Australia

  2. 2

    University of Hull, Coltman Street Day Hospital, 39–41 Coltman Street, Hull, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 11 JAN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470012307

Online ISBN: 9780470773185

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Keywords:

  • challenging behaviour in dementia;
  • antecedents, behaviour and consequences – the ABC model;
  • mental illness in challenging behaviour;
  • carer education and unmet need hypothesis;
  • behavioural and psychological symptoms in dementia

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Assessment and Intervention

  • Four Illustrative Cases

  • Two Intervention Studies

  • Conclusions

  • References