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Treatment of Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia

Piruz Huda, ARNP

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

University of Washington

School of Nursing

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 Spring 2022 Geriatric Healthcare Series (Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias); NW Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Center]