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(p. 41) Risk Area 4: Managing Challenging Behaviors 

(p. 41) Risk Area 4: Managing Challenging Behaviors
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(p. 41) Risk Area 4: Managing Challenging Behaviors
Author(s):

Louis D. Burgio

and Matthew J. Wynn

DOI:
10.1093/med-psych/9780190855949.003.0006
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date: 13 April 2021

This chapter describes one of the five risk areas, namely, managing challenging behaviors. The chapter begins with a description of the ABC Process of Behavior Management. Learning this process will help clinicians structure the development of individualized Action Plans and target behavior with the greatest likelihood of success. The chapter also includes instructions to format Challenging Behavior Action Plans as well as guidelines for presenting these Action Plans to the caregiver. The chapter ends with tips, reminders, and advice for clinicians on working with caregivers to reduce and manage challenging behaviors of the person with dementia.

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