Hello everyone, Timber Ridge in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania had a summer contest to recognize employees who used effective interventions to address behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia. The big winner was Kathleen Hunter! Congratulations Kathleen! We’ve attached a photo of her receiving her award. Kathleen is a CNA on the 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. shift. One of […]

Nominate Your CNA of the Year!

Hello everyone, If you know an exceptional CNA on your staff who has focused on a person centered care intervention for managing BPSD and wish they could be recognized for their dedication, talent and hard work, here’s a great opportunity. The National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners is accepting nominations for CNA of the Year. […]

Care Plan Contest Winner!

Hello everyone, We are excited to announce the winner of our Person-Centered Care Plan Contest! Kelly Cox, the ADON at Meadows Nursing & Rehab in Pennsylvania, sent us her creative solution to an issue she was having with a resident who was not safely transferring: My most recent person centered care plan was for a […]

Facebook Page Contest

Hello everyone, Starting March 25th, in addition to emailing the weekly tidbits, we will also be posting them on the EIT-4-BPSD Facebook page at:  We invite you to “like” or “follow” our page, and post comments and photos!  And while we’re on the topic of communicating ideas, consider doing what one smart group in […]

Attention to apathy

Hello everyone, “The squeaky wheel gets the oil” is a well-known proverb. In terms of challenging behaviors, the man running down the hall naked or the woman crying loudly at lunch generally get our attention more quickly than the quiet lady in room 101 who likes to keep to herself and “isn’t any trouble.” In […]