Consistency in treatment by every team member can reduce certain behaviours. If an individual is calling out, for example, and everyone uses the same method for dealing with the calling out, the individual receives the same message, which can defuse the behaviour – whereas if everyone deals with the calling out in a different way, the behaviour can worsen or escalate.
Dealing with behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia is complicated. For treatment to work requires:
- Constant re-assessment