Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
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.
At the conclusion of this module, learners will be able to:
- Define BPSD
- Evaluate BPSD
Discuss the Guidelines for Management of BPSD
- Nonpharmacologic Interventions
- Pharmacologic Interventions