Treatment of Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms in Dementia

Piruz Huda, MN, PMHNP

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Huda NP, PLLC

 Learning Objectives

 

By the end of this lecture, you should be able to:

  • Discuss the role of the geriatric practitioner in emphasizing the importance of evidence-based and effective behavior management education to caregivers in the community/clinical setting
  • Describe application of the DICE approach and ABCs of behavior management during a patient visit
  • Describe the process and realistic expectations of combining pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions for behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia

[From the Winter 2019 Geriatric Healthcare Series (Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias); NW Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Center]