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Behavioral Approach to Agitation in Dementia

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Behavioral Approach to Agitation in Dementia

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Author(s):  
Erin Patel, Psy D
Sponsor: 
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
Geriatric Education Center (GEC)
POGOe Id: 
21740
Date Posted: 
08/13/2014
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
08/13/2014
Abstract: 

This one hour video lecture with accompanying PowerPoint slides provides guidance for behavioral approaches for agitation in patients with dementia.  The target audience is Interdisciplinary Healthcare Professionals.  

Educational objectives: 

1) Define Dementia and discuss how it impacts communication and behavior

2) Define agitation and risks associated with pharmacological management of agitation in patients with dementia.

3) List non-pharmacological interventions for agitation.

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

This material is from the Geriatrics and Gerontology Interest Groups (GGIG)

Learning resource types: 
Discipline/specialty: 
Estimated time to complete: 
1 hour
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Conflict of Interest Disclosure: 
No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
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Suggested Citation:
Behavioral Approach to Agitation in Dementia. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2014 Available from: https://pogoe.org/productid/21740