A model of consequences of need-driven, dementia-compromised behavior.

  title={A model of consequences of need-driven, dementia-compromised behavior.},
  author={Christine R Kovach and Patricia E Noonan and Andrea Matovina Schlidt and Thelma Wells},
  journal={Journal of nursing scholarship : an official publication of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing},
  volume={37 2},
  pages={134-40; discussion 140}
PURPOSE To extend the original need-driven, dementia-compromised behavior (NDB) model by explaining the consequences of behavioral symptoms for the person with dementia. ORGANIZING CONSTRUCT AND METHODS Literature is reviewed and the consequences of expressing needs through need-driven, dementia-compromised behaviors are posited. The consequences of need-driven, dementia-compromised behavior (C-NDB) theory is proposed as a framework to improve understanding of the person with dementia and the… CONTINUE READING
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