Common behavioral problems encountered in dementia patients include agitation, aggressiveness, hallucinations, and wandering. To minimize or prevent these behaviors, the primary care physician may employ pharmacologic asnd nonpharmacologic treatments. Manipulation of the environment is effective in selected patients, but pharmacotherapy is still often needed. The role of both options in the effective management of elderly dementia patients is reviewed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1990|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geriatrics and Gerontology