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Avoiding Restraints in Older Adults with Dementia

Explores interventions healthcare providers can use to avoid chemical and physical restraints in older adults with dementia. The DVD covers the consequences of using restraints, as well as, practical alternatives to restraints, including furniture design, bed and chair alarms, protective belts, and arm sleeves. It also discusses cognitive impairment and the use of restraints, and how to proceed when restraints are deemed necessary. (Part of a 28-DVD training series.)

Series Title: 
How to Try This: Assessments and Best Practices in Care for Older Adults
Terra Nova Films, Inc.
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41 mins.
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The Resource Center is a membership library that serves a variety of health professionals, researchers, educators and individuals involved in geriatrics and gerontology research.


The OGEC Resource Center is part of the Oregon Geriatric Education Center (OGEC). OGEC is a collaboration between Portland State University's Institute on Aging, Oregon Health & Science University, and Oregon State University.

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Monday - Thursday:
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506 SW Mill Street
Urban Center
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OGEC Resource Center
Institute on Aging
Portland State University
P.O. Box 751
Portland, OR 97207-0751

(503) 725-5149