Author: Tapiwa Mbakile (1)
The potential of volunteers to implement non-pharmacological interventions to reduce agitation associated with dementia in nursing home residents.Int Psychogeriatr 2012 Nov 22;24(11):1790-7. Epub 2012 May 22.Eva S van der Ploeg, Tapiwa Mbakile, Sandra Genovesi, Daniel W O'Connor
Advanced dementia may be accompanied by behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD). BPSD stemming from pain, depression, or psychosis benefit from treatment with drugs, but in other cases, medications have limited efficacy and may elicit adverse effects. Therefore, more attention has been paid to non-pharmacological interventions, which have fewer risks and can be successful in reducing agitation and negative mood.
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