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Skip to 0 minutes and 15 seconds SPEAKER: Last week, we found out about Peter and his life before he moved into the care home. You may have identified differences in his diet and his personal care routines.

Skip to 0 minutes and 29 seconds You might also have had some thoughts about what sort of person Peter is. And this is very important, because it will help us understand more about Peter. We’ve heard that he likes to be in charge. And we’ve heard that his interests. He likes playing the piano, gardening, going to the theatre, reading, and walking. We’ve heard that Peter likes to be called by his full name. And we’ve also heard enough to understand that Peter has lived a fairly ordered life. Having moved in to the nursing home, you will have noticed that there have been considerable changes to his personal routines.

Skip to 1 minute and 2 seconds We’ve also heard that there are certain behaviours that the care staff find challenging, in particular, his eating, wandering, and resistance to being bathed.

Differences you may have noticed

The video on this page identifies some of the changes to Peter’s life, now that he is in a care home.

  • What other differences might there be in Peter’s life before and after the care home?
  • How might these affect Peter?

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Dementia: Understanding and Managing Challenging Behaviour

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