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Decreasing Behavioral Symptoms of Dementia

2 hours, 31 minutes
3.0 BACB

“It doesn’t matter—dementia etiology . . . because all of them are going to show this core clinical symptom of challenging behavior”

“Nearly all individuals diagnosed [with dementia] will exhibit a behavioral symptom of dementia.” 

Maranda Trahan, PhD, BCBA-D


Dementia is a debilitating illness that affects much of the geriatric community. Symptoms management can range pharmacological interventions, which bring along a host of complications, as well as non-pharmacological interventions mandated by federal legislation. In this course, Dr. Miranda Trahan, addresses the symptoms and etiologies of dementia including Alzheimer’s disease through the behavioral lens. She presents assessment and intervention considerations and solutions for patients with dementia and some of the finer clinical tips for working with the geriatric community.  

Learning Checklist

What you’ll learn in the course and be able to do afterward

  1. With the medical and behavioral symptoms of dementia identified, you will be able to
    • describe topographical and functional behavior assessment methodologies to look at behavioral symptoms; 
    • identify behavioral interventions that target a range of different functions, including social-positive and negative reinforcement. 


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