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Ambulatory Geriatrics Curriculum for Internal Medicine Residents Module on BPSD: Agitation and Behavioral Problems in Dementia

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Ambulatory Geriatrics Curriculum for Internal Medicine Residents Module on BPSD: Agitation and Behavioral Problems in Dementia

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Author(s):  
Christine Chang, MD
POGOe Id: 
21874
Date Posted: 
09/12/2016
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
09/12/2016
Abstract: 

In 2012, 5.4 million Americans are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease.  Lifetime risk of experiencing BPSD (Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia) is nearly 100%.  BPSD is associated with increased morbidity and nursing home placement and is potentially treatable.  The information in this curriculum has been created to help the general internal medicine residents have a structured approach to the evaluation and management of BPSD.  This is the 3rd topic covered in a four part ambulatory geriatric curriculum that was developed for internal medicine residents.  To learn more about the successful ambulatory curriculum developed, please  check out  manuscript by Chang C1, Callahan EH, Hung WW, Thomas DC, Leipzig RM, DeCherrie LV. A Model for Integrating the Assessment and Management of Geriatric Syndromes Into Internal Medicine Continuity Practice: 5-Year Report. Gerontol Geriatr Educ. 2015 Jul 9:1-15.

Educational objectives: 

At the conclusion of this module, learners will be able to:

  1. Define BPSD
  2. Evaluate BPSD
  3. Discuss the Guidelines for Management of BPSD
    • Nonpharmacologic Interventions
    • Pharmacologic Interventions
Discipline/specialty: 
Estimated time to complete: 
1 hour
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: 
No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
Already Expired Email Date: 
Friday, September 13, 2019 - 12:03am
Expires 6mos Email Date: 
Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 12:09pm
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:
Christine Chang, MD christine.chang@mssm.edu


Suggested Citation:
Ambulatory Geriatrics Curriculum for Internal Medicine Residents Module on BPSD: Agitation and Behavioral Problems in Dementia. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2016 Available from: https://pogoe.org/productid/21874