Restrictive practices: understanding and managing behaviours in a time of pandemic
This Dementia Support Australia fact sheet is for aged care services. It provides tips to support a person living with dementia where behaviour may be affecting their care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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This fact sheet provides guidance on how to respond if a person in your care, who you suspect has a COVID-19 infection, is displaying changed behaviours.
- general advice on what to look for as a common cause of a changed behaviour
- how to minimise transmission
- alternatives to the use of physical and chemical restraints
- the role that the GP can provide.