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Leah Bisiani
Leah Bisiani Oct 12, 2018

Understanding the Unequivocal Rights of People Living with Dementia: Express Yourself with Behavioural Expression (Part 7) 

Please ensure you have read the published Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 and Part 6 of this article, and have located the relevant appendices. "Go and love someone exactly as they are. And then watch how quickly they transform into the greatest, truest version of themselves. When one feels seen and appreciated in their own essence, one is instantly empowered." - Wes Angelozzi Bio psychosocial/communication Understand the life transitions of the person in every...
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Leah Bisiani

Leah Bisiani

Dementia Consultant

Leah is a highly skilled registered nurse/dementia consultant, having completed her Masters in Health Science/dementia stream, and Diploma in Business/Frontline Management, with more than 30 years’ experience in aged care/dementia specific care. Leah is also the founder of Uplifting Dementia.

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Leah Bisiani Oct 4, 2018

Understanding the Unequivocal Rights of People Living with Dementia: Express Yourself with Behavioural Expression (Part 6)

  Please ensure you have read the published Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 and Part 5 of this article, and have located the relevant appendices. Environment set up The actual set up of an aged care home is not something we can always easily change, however majority of people including people living with dementia, respond positively to certain environments that cater to their needs. o Create small and personal areas, as large, open spaces may be intimidating...
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Leah Bisiani Sep 27, 2018

Understanding the Unequivocal Rights of People Living with Dementia: Express Yourself with Behavioural Expression (Part 5)

  (Please ensure you have read the published Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4 of this article, and have located the relevant appendices.) Interventions/strategies for catastrophic and high-risk stress related responses: Immediate management if a person or others are in danger or at risk! o Remove distractions and secure all exits. o Remove person/s from potential danger – includes all other people in the vicinity. o If the issue is related to the attendance of another...
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Leah Bisiani Sep 21, 2018

Understanding the Unequivocal Rights of People Living with Dementia: Express Yourself with Behavioural Expression (Part 4)

Please ensure you have read the published Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 of this article, and have located the relevant appendices. "If you told someone with dementia a thousand times and he still doesn't understand, then it is not the person with dementia who is the slow learner." Basic Models of care 1. Physical and functional needs are considered crucial in retaining ability, health and promoting wellbeing of a person living with dementia.  Diet, hydration, hygiene...
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