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Chapter 7: Theories in Compliance and Aggression

This chapter is focused on the fourth and final identified theoretical construct for behaviors: Theories in Compliance and Aggression (TCA). Behavioral categories emanating from TCA are the result of an imbalance in our emotional regulation and expression, to the point where expressions of non-compliance and aggression manifest. Such impairments can be a consequence of dysregulation of normal physiology or structural decline, […]

By |August 28th, 2015|Book Chapters|2 Comments

Chapter 6: Theories in Regulation of Emotion

This chapter is focused on the third of the four identified theoretical constructs for behaviors: Theories in Emotional Regulation (TER). Behavioral categories emanating from TER are the result of impairment / changes in our emotional regulation. Such impairments can be a consequence of dysregulation of normal physiology or structural decline, as is the case in cognitive impairments.  In order to […]

By |August 21st, 2015|Book Chapters|5 Comments

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

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 […]

By |August 7th, 2015|Book Chapters|21 Comments

Chapter 3: Stage Congruent Responsive Behaviors (SCRB)

There is a need for improvement in the current terminology being used to describe behavioral symptoms in dementia/NCD. We have come a long way from labeling someone as “Disruptive,” “Aggressive” or “Agitated,” but there is still work to be done. The issues include:

Overly encompassing terminology that lacks criteria or context
Care giver bias during assessment
Absence of […]

By |June 12th, 2015|Book Chapters|2 Comments
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