Accreditation The American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation Statement: The American Medical Directors Association designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AMDCP Credit Designation: This session has been approved for a total of 3.5 Management credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
Session Description: Effective non-pharmaceutical management of behavioral symptoms require the participation of all members of the IDT. This session presents the process by which challenging behavioral symptoms in persons with dementia are effectively managed by the medical director, attending physician, nursing staff, activities staff, dining staff, social worker, chaplain, consultant pharmacist, rehabilitative services personnel and administration. The session will feature interactive didactic presentations with case studies and a videoconference featuring members of the IDT.
Describe the types and frequencies of behavioral symptoms in persons with dementia.
Define the roles of each member of the IDT in the evaluation and management of such behavioral symptoms.
Delineate the matrix of interactions between members of the IDT and the resident with challenging behavioral symptoms that promote effective team functioning and successful management of the symptoms.
Implement strategies for collaboratively working with family members and other loved ones to manage the behavioral challenges.
Speakers(s): Stephen M. Vozzella; Alva S. Baker, MD, CMD
Disclosure(s): Alva S. Baker, MD has no disclosures to report. Stephen M. Vozzella has no disclosures to report.
References: Rabins, P.V., Lyketsos, C.G., and Steele, C.D. (2006). Practical Dementia Care (2nd ed.). New York: Oxford University Press. Cooley, E (1994). Training an Interdisciplinary Team in Communication and Decision-Making Skills Small Group Research, Vol. 25, No. 1, 5-25 Lyketsos, C.G, Steinberg, M., Tschanz, J.T., Norton, M.C., Steffens, D.C., and Breitner, J.C.S. (2000). Mental and Behavioral Disturbances in Dementia: Findings From the Cache County Study on Memory in Aging. Am J Psychiatry 157:708-714.
MD, HMDC, CMDR,
Chief Medical Officer,
Hospice of Washington County