Complex and challenging behaviours

Complex behaviours can be a common occurrence for those living with dementia.

At Asquith Hall our multidisciplinary team work to ensure a good quality of life is maintained for our ladies and gentlemen, and risk of hospital admission reduced.

Our team comprises GPs, nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, and occupational therapists to provide clinical services in a peaceful and therapeutic environment.

Quality care

Complex and challenging behaviours may include throwing objects, wandering, biting, violence, destructiveness, repetitive talking and general agitation, which can be common in people living with dementia.

These behaviours have the potential to lessen the individual’s quality of life, increase their risk of institutionalisation or being admitted to hospital and heighten caregiver stress. However, our experienced care teams use the latest knowledge-led practices to maximise the person’s happiness and wellbeing no matter their circumstances.

Knowledge-led practices

Treatments for complex and challenging behaviours traditionally focused on controlling and containing individuals, sometimes even through chemical or environmental restrictions. However, Asquith Hall is strongly opposed to such unethical practices.

Our highly experienced teams employ non-pharmacological and non-physical means to resolve complex or challenging behaviour, instead prioritising the happiness, safety and wellbeing of all our ladies and gentlemen. These include psychiatry, psychology, occupational therapy, chiropody, optometry, experienced nursing and enhanced GP to positive results.