Chapter 4: Information Processing Theory

This chapter is focused on the first of the four identified theoretical constructs for behaviors: Information Processing Theories (IPT).  Behavioral categories emanating from IPT are the result of impairment in the functioning of information processing pathways. Such impairments can be a consequence of dysregulation of normal physiology, as is the case in delirium, or structural decline, as…

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Responsive Behaviors

Healthcare and society has slowly begun to move past the traditional terms once used to describe behaviors in dementia/major neurocognitive disorder. Although negative terms like “Aggressive,””Delusional,” and “Agitated” unfortunately still get passed around, we are now shifting towards more understanding terminology like “Responsive Behaviors” and “Stage Congruent Responsive Behaviors.” It is important to focus on the person…

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Upcoming Events

The following is a list of academic conferences where Dr. Luthra has been accepted to share his research relating to the Meaning of Behaviors in Dementia. 2019: Alzheimer Society International Congress (ASIC 2019) (February 18-21, 2019. San Francisco, USA)  The 2019 Rotman Research Institute Conference (RRI) (March 18-20, 2019. Toronto, ON) The 14th​ International Conference…

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Chapter 2: Terminology

Disruptive, Aggressive, Agitated. We have advanced far from the terminology once used to describe the behavioral symptoms in dementia/NCD. Today, you will hear terms such as “Responsive Behaviors” and “BPSD” used by healthcare professionals to describe the behavioral symptoms seen in this patient population. It is important to know the background of the used terminology,…

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