The Threatening and Violent Dementia Patient

Whitney Carlson, MD

Harborview Geriatric Psychiatry Services

University of Washington

 Learning Objectives


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

  • Know the steps to evaluate patients with dementia who display threatening or violent behavior.
  • Know ways to keep patients and staff safe in the context of evaluating patients displaying threatening or violent behaviors.
  • Know how to implement best evidence-based practices in the management of violent and agitated patients with dementia.

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