Identification and Management of Behavior Issues in Persons With Dementia: Practical Strategies for Primary Care

Identification and Management of Behavior Issues in Persons With Dementia: Practical Strategies for Primary Care

First Aired: 3/17/2009

Length: 57 minutes


Primary care behavior management in Alzheimerís Disease.
 
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Behavioral challenges in persons with Alzheimerís Disease often lead to poor clinical outcomes and increased suffering for patients and families. In this presentation, Dr. Ladson Hinton, of UC Davis provides an overview of the range of behavioral problems in persons with Alzheimersís Disease and related disorders, the assessment of behavioral problems, non-pharmacological approaches to behavior management, pros and cons of medication use in treating behavioral problems. The emphasis is on current treatment guidelines and practical approaches for the busy primary care clinician.
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