Report lists ways to manage dementia without drugs

01/3/2013 | Medscape (free registration)

Johns Hopkins University researchers identified six ways to manage behavioral issues in dementia patients without using drugs. The report in the Journal of the American Medical Association includes screening for and describing problematic behaviors, identifying underlying causes, developing a treatment plan that targets modifiable triggers, assessing the effectiveness of nondrug interventions, and monitoring the development of new issues.

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