Case study – aggressive behaviour
Certificate of Completion
We consider the nature of aggressive behaviour and how identifying the underlying issues allows interventions to be trialled. Caring for someone from a culturally and linguistically diverse background who is living with dementia is explored through case study.
This module has prerequisite requirements
Suitable for people working in:
Residential Care , Community Care , Mixed , Respite Care
This module is part of the course:
Understanding responsive behaviours
Case study – aggressive behaviour
This module has four sections:
Description of aggressive behaviour
- This section will explore what aggression is in the context of dementia, how to assess it and identify possible triggers.
Case study part 1
- This section introduces Jayita an elderly Indian lady who is demonstrating aggressive behaviour
- Caring for people from CALD backgrounds living with dementia
Case study part 2
- Implementing interventions
On completion of this module you should be able to:
Outline the key elements to include in the assessment of a person responding with aggressive behaviours
Identify the probable factors contributing to aggressive behaviour, using the Progressively Lowered Stress Threshold Model
Select evidence-informed interventions to trial in managing aggressive behaviour.
Identify any successful interventions used in Jayita’s case study and indicate how the effectiveness of these could be determined
Outline the key approaches to consider when caring for someone from a culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) background
Continuing Professional Education
A completion certificate for CPD credit is awarded upon completion of this module.
The Understanding Responsive Behaviours online course was developed at DTA, QUT by Prof Elizabeth Beattie, Liz Miles and Sandra Jeavons, with Martin van de Weyer and the Smart Sparrow team. This resource is based on a training program originally developed by the Queensland Dementia Training Study Centre at QUT.
The team acknowledges members of the expert panel who shared their advice and insights in video segments throughout the course:
Professor Nancy Pachana, Co-Director, Ageing Mind Initiative, The University of Queensland
Dr Eddy Strivens, Regional Geriatrician and Clinical Director, Older Persons Subacute and Rehabilitation Services, Cairns & Hinterland Health Service
Dr David Lie, Director, Older Persons Mental Health Service, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane
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