Time For Change: The Role Of Nonpharmacological Interventions In Treating Behavior Problems In Nursing Home Residents With Dementia

by Cohen-Mansfield J, Mintzer JE, Department of Health Care Sciences and of Prevention and Community Health, George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA., Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2005 Jan-Mar;19(1):37-40. This paper discussed behavior problems in dementia, and concludes that a substantial portion of these behaviors arise when caregivers do not appropriately address the underlying causes. The needs of dementia patients are frequently unrecognized and not addressed, because of communication problems, discounting of their needs, lack of education and knowledge about dementia care by cargiving staff, and lack or improper allocation of resources.

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