Psychological harm, physical injuries, and deaths are consequences of resident-to-resident negative interactions among nursing home residents who have dementia. Gerontologist Eilon Caspi, PhD, will discuss identification, triggers, and strategies to manage this type of negative interaction. Free nursing contact hours may be available.
Physicians, nurses, and other nursing home staff
- Identify consequences of resident-to-resident negative interactions (RRNI) in dementia in long term care homes
(including psychological, physical injuries, and deaths)
- Identify common contributing factors, causes, and situational triggers of episodes of RRNI
- Identify key psychosocial strategies for prevention and de-escalation of episodes of RRNI
Eilon Caspi, BSW, MA, PhD, is a gerontologist and dementia behavior specialist with Dementia Behavior Consulting LLC. He has worked in the aging field for 22 years starting as a nurse aide in a nursing home where his grandfather lived. Since then, Eilon has worked as a social worker in a nursing home, consultant, educator, knowledge broker, author, and advocate. In the last 12 years he has focused on developing ways to improve the quality of care and life of people with dementia. Since his 10-month direct observation study in 2007/8 in two care homes for this population, he has focused primarily on the public health problem of resident-to-resident negative interactions in dementia in long term care homes. His book on prevention of this behavioral phenomenon is expected to be released with Health Professions Press by mid-2016. In a recent project, he reviewed the circumstances surrounding the deaths of 40 elders as a result of these behaviors. This project has culminated in an editorial in JAMDA.
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