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Behavioral Management in Alzheimer's Disease: An Evidence-Based Approach


Susan M. McCurry, PhD

Research Professor
School of Nursing
University of Washington

School of Nursing
University of Washington


Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe research evidence for nonpharmacological interventions to reduce neuropsychiatric symptoms in persons with cognitive impairment.
  • Name the five core components of the STAR-Caregivers psychoeducational dementia care program.
  • Develop plans for improving mood, reducing behavioral challenges, and enhancing quality of life for persons with dementia and family caregivers

[From the Spring 2020 Geriatric Healthcare Lecture Series (Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias)]

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