Tuesday, July 12

De-escalating Distress in Dementia

TEEPA VIDEO:

Agitation, anxiety and aggressive-behavior can be hard for Alzheimer's caregivers to handle. Watch Teepa Snow walk through a 10-step process to de-escalate these distressing encounters.



  1. Remove the threat
  2. Create space
  3. Be on her/his side
  4. Get at-or-below eye level
  5. Use "hand under hand"
  6. Breathe in sync
  7. Calm voice
  8. Relax body
  9. Attend to needs
  10. Be willing to go where s/he is

SOURCE:
  • Teepa Snow
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