Module 3b
How to understand and cope with behavior challenges of people with dementia

  • Target group:

    family and formal caregivers

  • Contents:

    This chapter concerns ways of coping with behavioral and psychological challenges that emerge when caring for someone with dementia.

  • Responsible for the development:





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