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Quick Q and A with Melissa Strout, OTR

Does our behavior affect our loved ones or patients with Dementia?

Melissa Strout, author of Dementia Behavior Journal, talks about a patient’s or loved one’s behavior with Dementia and how our behavior affects them.

In this episode:
01:45 – Introduction of Melissa Strout.
03:20 – What are the common causes of behaviors with Dementia patients?
04:40 – Our behavior is the one that affects Dementia patients most of the time.
07:25 – What is caregiver burnout/stress?
08:20 – Melissa talks about her book, Dementia Behavior Journal.
12:50 – It is important to document what behaviors causes negative and positive reaction of our loved ones or patients with Dementia.
14:30 – Make sure that you make a journal of the behavior on the instance that it happened so you would not forget the intensity of the action.
16:55 – Always remember the word FAST.

Contact Melissa Strout

Dementia Behavior Journal available at Amazon

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About the author 

Dr Michael Chua PT, DPT

Dr Michael Chua is a physical therapist practising in Home Health, Skilled Nursing Facilities and Acute Care Hospital. His clinical interest involves pain management, geriatrics and dementia management. He enjoys treating patients and bringing out the best in them using positive treatment approaches, his dynamic work setting in a rural area provides an opportunity to treat a wide range from geriatrics to orthopaedics.

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