The Elderly Person who is Confused
It is important to note that in this chapter the solution-focused behavioral change model, as presented in other chapters in this text, is not the framework used. The solution-focused behavioral change model is an interactive model based on a partnership between clients and carers. Those who are diagnosed with delirium or dementia, because of the nature of these disorders, cannot always make decisions or co-operate. Instead of the solution-focused behavioral change model, we will look at a range of practical and useful strategies that can be linked to the assessment requirements of the Resident Classification Scale (RCS), which refers to the behavior of elderly frail clients, as required by the Aged Care division of the Commonwealth Department of Health and Aged Care. Special emphasis is placed on the symptom characteristics and management approaches to clients suffering from various stages of dementia.
- organic brain disorders
- causes of an acute confusional state
- causes of dementia
- clinical features
- case study.