Practical approach to managing behavioral problems in dementia patients

D. S. Knopman, S. Sawyer-DeMaris

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-35
Number of pages9
JournalGeriatrics
Volume45
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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