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Geriatrics 242
Behavioral Problems and Dementia

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  • List and describe the 3 behavioral problems in people with dementia including apathy, agitation, and rejection of care/aggression
  • Describe and differentiate agitation vs. rejection of care/aggression and list 1 key factor in symptom management of each condition
  • List and describe 2 nonpharmacologic interventions that can be used in managing behavioral symptoms in people with dementia
  • List 10 problematic behaviors that are commonly evaluated using the Cohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory scale
  • List 3 other conditions that include apathy as a feature or characteristic

Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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