Essentials of Caregiving – Navigating Challenging Behaviors

Event Date & Time

December 22, 2023



Event Details:
Join us for an insightful discussion on the challenges caregivers and individuals with dementia experience.

In this presentation, we will discuss common behaviors that persons living with dementia may exhibit, known as behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia. We will discuss potential causes and triggers of these behaviors, which could be medical, environmental, or psychological. We will discuss person-centered strategies to reduce behaviors with a focus on communication.



1. Describe common behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD)

2. Identify potential causes or triggers of BPSD;

3. Discuss strategies for managing the complex and changing needs of a person living with dementia.

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About the Speaker(s)

Dr. White, PhD, RN, is a Professor at the School of Nursing. Throughout her nursing career, her practice and research has aimed to optimize outcomes for persons with chronic neurological conditions and their family caregivers, with a specific focus on stroke and dementia. She serves on the team of the Caring for the Caregiver Program at UT Health San Antonio, School of Nursing, having previously served as Director. The mission of the program is to support the health and quality of life of families impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Dr. White is known internationally for her work with family caregivers and has been an invited speaker at numerous local, national, and international conferences. Her passion is building programs of support for family caregivers to ensure they have the resources they need to provide high quality care for their family member and for their own self-care.