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ERIC Number: EJ900852
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-0145-4455
Integrating Behavioral Psychology Services into Adult Day Programming for Individuals with Dementia
LeBlanc, Linda A.
Behavior Modification, v34 n5 p443-458 Sep 2010
Many individuals with dementia and problem behavior are served in nursing home settings long before health issues necessitate constant medical care. Alternative community-based adult day health care programs allow individuals with dementia to remain in their home with their families at a substantially reduced cost; however, many adult day programs face the same difficulties in managing problem behavior as family members do, leading to premature termination of services. This article describes a multiyear project that integrated behavior analytic services into an adult day program for individuals with dementia and problematic behavior. A comprehensive practicum system was developed to provide assessment and treatment services that allowed consumers with problem behavior to remain successfully served in adult day programming while postponing out-of-home nursing home care. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan