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Scenario 4: Changed Behaviours


Changed behaviours are one of the most challenging things we have to support our clients and families through. This includes anything from repetition, aggression, refusal, eating or drinking difficulties, withdraw, sleeping challenges, hallucination, hoarding and the list just goes on.

Below uses the PRO and PECT model to investigate, problem solve and address the unmet needs that may have triggered a behaviour change. You can watch the video or read the text below.

see transcript here.

Problem solving using PECT

Changed behaviours are common and varies greatly between people. Some examples are shown in the picture below.

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The key to managing changed behaviours is investigating and understanding the unmet need that has triggered the behaviour change. The solution can then naturally follow as a way to meet that unmet need.

1.    The PECT model is an easy way for you to get started and it stands for:

Changed Behaviour & PECT | My Dementia Companion PRO

​2.    The PRO contains many videos and tips on how to manage specific changed behaviours, which you can search easily, e.g. with any of the keywords above.


Each of the changed behaviour Section will also contain a dedicated link to PECT can be found at the bottom. This way, your clients' carers can also learn this new skill when you share that Section with them.

Changed Behaviour & PECT in PRO | My Dementia Companion PRO


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