The Threatening and Violent Dementia Patient
Whitney Carlson, MD
Harborview Geriatric Psychiatry Services
University of Washington
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)]