Understanding Behavior as Communication When Working with People with Alzheimer's

Start time
10:00 AM Pacific
End time
11:00 AM Pacific

Presented by ASA’s Mental Healthcare and Aging Network (MHAN) 

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Includes complimentary CEUs*

This webinar is based on a workshop that was presented at the 2016 Aging in America Conference.

Sometimes people with Alzheimer’s disease behave in odd, uncharacteristic and even threatening ways. Such behaviors are not random, and are often the only way an individual with dementia is able to communicate. This web seminar will cover challenging vs. problematic behaviors, internal and external triggers and what every staff person should know about how to respond in the moment. It will also cover creating behavior teams and tracking behavior over time to minimize problematic behaviors.

Participants in this web seminar will be able to:

  • List internal/external triggers that can cause negative behaviors;
  • Identify challenging vs. problematic behavior and what to do about it; and,
  • Understand how to develop and use behavior teams to track negative behavior.


Across the past 28 years, Caren Silverlieb, MMHS, has held a number of executive management positions in government funded, nonprofit and private community-based long-term care programs, affordable housing and assisted living. 

*This web seminar is approved for AoTA contact hours in addition to CEUs approved for all ASA web seminars