The way we were: Importance of psychosocial history in the care of older persons with dementia

Ann M. Kolanowski, Rebecca Rule

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Abstract

Cognitively impaired older adults often exhibit behaviors such as hitting, screaming and wandering. The cause of these behaviors is complex and includes psychosocial factors such as past personality and life experiences. This paper presents a method for assessing psychosocial history that is derived from the Need-driven Dementia-compromised Behavior Model. The use of these data for designing activities that respond to dementia-related behaviors is illustrated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13-27
Number of pages15
JournalActivities, Adaptation and Aging
Volume26
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2001

Keywords

  • Dementia-related behaviors
  • Need-driven dementia-compromised behavior model
  • Neo personality inventory
  • Older adults
  • Psychosocial history
  • Therapeutic activities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Professions (miscellaneous)
  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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