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Delirium, Dementia and Depression Responsive Behaviours

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    This Alzheimer Canada website section provides resources for health care professionals on the following topics: Ambiguous Grief and Loss, Pain, End of Life and Culture Change

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    This organization provides support to families and clients affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Links are provided to a chapter near you. Web site is also available in French.  Website:

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    This table from Appendix K pages 152-153 of the BPG Delirium, Dementia and Depression in Older Adults: Assessment and Care (2016) helps us reflect on our own attitudes, skills and knowledge about dementia and provides tips for successful interpersonal skills with residents with dementia.

    Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario. (2016). Delirium, Dementia, and Depression in Older Adults: Assessment and Care. Toronto, ON, Canada: Author. Retrieved from

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    The Behaviour Monitoring Log from Penn Nursing Science helps determine the meaning of untoward events through examining patterns of behaviours/occurrences.

    Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario. (2012). Appendix M of Promoting Safety: Alternative Approaches to the Use of Restraints. Toronto, ON, Canada: Author. pp. 114-115. Retrieved from

    Adapted from: Strumpf, N., Robinson, E.J.P., Wagner, J.S., & Evans L.K. (1998). Restraint-Free Care: Individual Approaches for Frail Elders. New York: Springer Publishing, pp. 44-46. Reprinted with permission from Penn Nursing Science.

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    The Website provides resources and presentations on Behaviour Supports Ontario. View the Behavioural Education and Training Supports Inventory (BETSI) and many other behavioural links and resources in Ontario.  Alzheimer Knowledge Exchange Resource Centre's Website:

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    This report provides rationale for using person-centred care language and helpful strategies for changing practice.

    Behavioural Supports Ontario. (October, 2018). Behavioural Supports Ontario person-centred language initiative report. Retrieved from


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    This intervention toolkit provides links to universally recognized behavioural assessment tools for common responsive behaviours. The toolkit describes possible behavioural causes and a range of strategies to help with care planning.

    Reference:Central East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) Behavioural Supports Ontario Education Committee (n.d.) Central East LHIN Behavioural Supports Ontario Intervention Tool Kit, retrieved from  

    Acknowledgements: This tool was created by the Central East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) Behavioural Supports Ontario Education Committee. Acknowledgment to the Psychogeriatric Resource Consults of the Central East Region for developing this tool. Thank you to the Central East Long-Term Care Homes for contributing to the development of the tool.

    Disclaimer: Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this material for educational, research, and not-for-profit purposes, without fee and without a signed licensing agreement, is hereby granted, provided that the above copyright notice, this paragraph and the following paragraphs appear in all copies, modifications, and distributions. Contact Terry Donaghue, Technology Transfer & Industrial Liaison, Mount Sinai Hospital, & The Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, 600 University Avenue, Toronto, ON Canada M5G 1X5, Tel. (416) 586-8225, Fax (416) 586-3110, E-mail: for commercial licensing opportunities.

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    This HQO quality standard addresses care for people living with dementia and the specific behaviours of agitation and aggression. Accompanying resources include a Patient and Resident Reference Guide and Recommendations for adoption.

    Reference: Health Quality Ontario (2016). Behavioural Symptoms of Dementia. Care for Patients in Hospitals and Residents in Long-Term Care Homes. Retrieved from 

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    The link takes you to the behaviours and altercations section 55 of the Ontario Regulation 79/10 made under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007, Government of Ontario. Retrieved from

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    The Stroke: Behaviour Issue BP Blogger enhances learning about stroke and behaviours in LTC. BP Bloggers present credible bite-size pieces of information on clinical topics related to LTC.

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    Reference: Myth Busting: Stroke 6:Behaviour Issue . (Late Fall, 2016). BP Blogger, 10 ,(1). Retrieved from Regional Geriatric Program central © Copyrighted. All Rights Reserved MLvanderHorst.