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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.
Stripping beds / pulling curtains

Intrusiveness, purposeful wandering

Purpose of the Behavior

Demonstrates heightened motivational drives […]

By |August 21st, 2015|Behavior Categories|0 Comments

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 in cognition, behaviors and emotions.

Demonstrates an absence of needs fulfillment.

Diminished […]

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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.  […]

By |August 21st, 2015|Book Chapters|3 Comments

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 inability to encode new information.

Demonstrates a compromised memory, executive and […]

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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 from baseline.

Demonstrates alterations in sensorium (arousal + attention processes)

Demonstrates an inhibited […]

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