This eLearning course is part of ‘Challenge Demcare’ a Department
of Health NIHR Programme award to Humber NHS Foundation Trust.

The course was developed by a team of clinical experts.
Hull :
Professor Esme Moniz-Cook - Clinical Psychologist
Professor Peter Campion – GP
Dr Ivana Markova - Liaison / NeuroPsychiatrist
Dr Andrea Hilton – Pharmacist.
Bangor :
Professors Bob Woods and Rob Jones - Clinical Psychologists.
Professor Graham Stokes - Clinical Psychologist.
Newcastle :
Professor Ian James - Clinical Psychologist.

Dementia is associated with behaviour that families and staff find difficult to understand and cope with. This can be described as `behaviours that challenge`.

The way others perceive and manage the changes in day-to-day behaviour in dementia can influence the person and their families or the care staffs quality of life. 'Behaviours that challenge’ are often expressions of distress. Professional staff often manage this distress with drugs which are known to have harmful side effects and often do not work. Guidelines suggest that psychological treatments should be tried as the first-line strategy and that drugs should be used as an adjunct when appropriate.

A Cochrane review of functional analysis for the management of challenging behaviour in dementia highlighted a gap in the knowledge base of this important approach to supporting people with dementia and their carers.

This eLearning course offers excellent evidence based training material for staff and managers who wish to learn to improve the care provided to people with dementia who they find difficult to understand and care for.

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