Assessment and management of behavioral disturbances in nursing home patients with dementia

Bruce Sutor, Teresa A. Rummans, Glenn E. Smith

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Abstract

Behavioral disturbances among nursing home patients with dementia are common and substantially affect patients and caregivers. Assessing the environmental, medical, and psychiatric causes of problematic behaviors and implementing a plan of behavioral, medical, and psychiatric management can reduce difficult target behaviors. This article presents a multifaceted approach to assessing patients with dementia who have behavioral problems, reviews medical and pharmacological management of these problems, and presents a multidisciplinary approach to developing treatment plans aimed at reducing such behaviors among nursing home patients with dementia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)540-550
Number of pages11
JournalMayo Clinic proceedings
Volume76
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

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  • Medicine(all)

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