Understanding and managing behaviours in a time of pandemic

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dementia Support Australia has released a resource for aged care services with tips to manage a person living with dementia whose behaviour may be impacting their care.

“Restrictive practices: understanding and managing behaviours in a time of pandemic” outlines clear guidance on how to respond when a person is displaying changed behaviours, if you suspect a person in your care has a COVID-19 infection, and how to minimise transmission.

The document covers general advice on what to look for as a common cause of a changed behaviour, alternatives to the use of physical and chemical restraints, and the role that the GP can provide.