4. Goal-Directed Behaviors

Category 4 out of 12 Theoretical Construct: Motivational and Needs-Based Theories Associated Category/Categories: Apathy Behaviors, Motor Behaviors, Importuning Behaviors Symptoms Goal Directed Thinking: “I am going home today.” “My wife is coming to pick me up.” “I need to go to the bank.” Goal Directed Activities: Rummaging, rifling or emptying drawers. Rearranging furniture / fixing items in milieu.…

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3. Apathy Behaviors

Category 3 out of 12 Theoretical Construct: Motivational and Needs-Based Theories Associated Category/Categories: Goal-Directed Behaviors, Motor Behaviors, Importuning Behaviors Symptoms Indifference and lack of concern regarding self or milieu. Lack of self-initiation. Low social engagement with interpersonal interactions and milieu structure. Poor persistence. Emotional indifference and lack of emotional remorse. Purpose of the Behavior Demonstrates diminished / absent motivational drives…

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Chapter 5: Motivational and Needs-Based Theories

This chapter is focused on the second of the four identified theoretical constructs for behaviors: Motivational and Needs-Based Theories (MNBT).  Behavioral categories emanating from MNBT are the result of impairment / changes in our motivational and needs-based drives. Such impairments can be a consequence of dysregulation of normal physiology or structural decline, as is the case in cognitive impairments. …

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2. Mis-Identification Behaviors

Category 2 out of 12 Theoretical Construct: Information Processing Theory Associated Category/Categories: Disorganized Behaviors Symptoms Mis-identification of persons, places, objects (facial & non-facial). Mis-identification of sounds, smells, tastes, touch. Mis-identification of events or occurrences. Mis-perception or interpretation of comments or behaviors of others. Purpose of the Behavior Demonstrates a disconnect between schema activation and pattern recognition. Demonstrates an…

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1. Disorganized Behaviors

Category 1 out of 12 Theoretical Construct: Information Processing Theory Associated Category/Categories: Mis-Identification Behaviors Symptoms Appearing vacant / blank in expressions. Disorganized thinking, unintelligible / garbled speech. Rapid shifts or incongruent emotional states. Inappropriate mixing of food, layering clothes. Playing with things in air, responding to internal stimuli. Purpose of the Behavior Demonstrates a change in physiological status…

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