Management of verbally disruptive behaviors in nursing home residents.

  title={Management of verbally disruptive behaviors in nursing home residents.},
  author={Jiska Cohen-Mansfield and Perla Werner},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  volume={52 6},
BACKGROUND Verbally disruptive behaviors (VDB) are verbal or vocal behaviors that are inappropriate to the circumstances in which they are manifested. These behaviors are a source of concern because they disturb persons around the older person and may be an indicator of distress. METHODS Three interventions were tried and compared to a control no-intervention phase. The interventions were: (1) Presentation of a videotape of a family member talking to the older person, (2) in vivo social… CONTINUE READING

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