Disruptive behaviors of a cognitively impaired nursing home resident.

  title={Disruptive behaviors of a cognitively impaired nursing home resident.},
  author={L Rossby and Cornelia C Beck and Patricia Heacock},
  journal={Archives of psychiatric nursing},
  volume={6 2},
The descriptive case study of a 71-year-old man with Primary Degenerative Alzheimer's Dementia identifies and describes specific disruptive behaviors exhibited by a demented, disruptive nursing home resident and the biopsychosocial characteristics of these behaviors. The Disruptive Behavior Scale (Beck, Baldwin, Heithoff, & Cuffel, 1990) measured disruptive behaviors. Data collected included chart review, interviews, testing, and observation. The majority of observed disruptive behaviors fell… CONTINUE READING