Behavioral Symptoms in Dementia: Pharmacologic and Non-Pharmacologic Interventions

Date: October 20, 2022
Time: 12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Format: Virtual Presentation

 

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Behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) include a range of distressing, common neuropsychiatric manifestations including: agitation, aggression, sleep disturbances, depression, anxiety and psychotic symptoms (hallucinations, delusions and paranoia.)

This virtual CME offering will present strategies for addressing causes of behavioral symptoms for people living with dementia. Best practice pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions will be discussed, with a particular focus on palliation of symptoms for patients with advanced dementia.

Objectives:
  • To understand best practice pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions for behavioral and psychologic symptoms in dementia (BPSD).
  • To incorporate pharmacologic interventions into a comprehensive palliative management strategy for patients with dementia.

Presenter:
Elizabeth Hart, MD is a family physician with additional board certifications in both Geriatrics and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She serves as Director of Medical Services and Hospice Medical Director at Androscoggin Home Healthcare + Hospice.