MULTICOMPONENT INTERVENTION FOR AGITATED BEHAVIOR IN A PERSON WITH ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

Bruce L. Bakke, Steven Kvale, Theressa Burns, J. Riley McCarten, Lynn Wilson, Melitta Maddox, James Cleary

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Abstract

We evaluated a multicomponent intervention for agitated behavior in a man with probable Alzheimer's disease. Hypotheses about variables controlling his agitated behavior guided intervention design. Based on staff interviews, direct observations, and brief experimental probes, intervention components were chosen to increase rate of reinforcement and decrease aversive aspects of his job. Intervention reduced agitated behavior without disrupting his work rate. 1994 Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)175-176
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of applied behavior analysis
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994

Keywords

  • Alzheimer's disease
  • agitation
  • behavioral treatment
  • elderly
  • hypothesis‐based intervention

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