The purpose of this study is to develop and pilot test and non-pharmacological intervention
designed to prevent the occurence of aggression in persons with dementia.
An expert panel has met to review the investigators' prior work and literature to help
create a non-pharmacological intervention designed to prevent the incidence of aggression.
The investigators have created a manual based on prior work and expert input. Recruitment
for pilot patients is now ready to begin. The purpose of the pilot will be to further adapt
the intervention, assess feasibility, and examine recruitment options.
- diagnosis of dementia,
- history of aggression,
- residence of nursing homes