As the prison population ages, prisons are taking on the role of nursing home for long-term care for incarcerated individuals experiencing age-related cognitive decline. This presentation will discuss the creation of a dementia housing unit and training program within a prison setting. Through the use of best practices in dementia screening, environmental interventions, and interdisciplinary coordination, correctional facilities can successfully provide a high standard of care.
Identify common symptoms and behavioral problems found in individuals with dementia
Discuss the use of dementia screening and assessment tools in a prison environment
Describe a training curriculum for inmate aides, security, mental health, and medical staff