CCNA Team 11: The Prevention and Treatment of Behavioral Symptoms of Dementia in Long-Term Care (Webinar Style)

“Team 11 is focusing on the prevention and treatment of behavioural symptoms associated with people in long term care residents who have dementia. [These] behavioural symptoms affect nearly 80% of all long term care residents and are associated with poorer prognosis, increased medication use, and greater health care utilization and cost. Currently, there are limited effective and safe interventions to prevent and treat the behavioural symptoms. [Our] team aims to recognize the impact of challenging behaviours associated with dementia, and to identify interventions we can develop to assist in preventing and treating these symptoms.”