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Webinar: Management of Behavioral Symptoms in Persons with Dementia
August 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
The majority of people with major neurocognitive disorders (dementia) manifest significant behavioral symptoms at some point during the course of their illness. Behavioral symptoms can diminish a person’s quality of life, burden their caregivers, and in some cases result in hospitalization or premature transfer to long-term care. Management approaches combine non-pharmacologic interventions with use of medications. In this presentation, we’ll review the range of possible options for treatment with a focus on how non-pharmacologic treatments can be facilitated by careful, symptom-oriented, time-limited use of medications.
- Discuss the range of behavioral disturbances associated with major neurocognitive disorders.
- Describe effective non-pharmacologic management approaches.
- Describe evidence-based and innovative pharmacologic treatment approaches.
James M. Ellison, MD, MPH, DLFAPA
The Swank Foundation Endowed Chair in Memory Care and Geriatrics, ChristianaCare
Editor in Chief, Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology
Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University
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