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Treatment of Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms in Dementia

Piruz Huda, MN, PMHNP

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner


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]

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