Dementia related behaviors is not a diagnosis, and often does not require medications. This activity will focus on helping participants understand the causes of these behaviors, and thus ensure better resident outcomes and more appropriate medication management. This session will review the medical care delivery process, the physicians’ critical role in this process and how this helps promote good Dementia care in the nursing home setting.
The overall goal of this activity is to enhance participants’ knowledge and competency in managing and treating patients with dementia.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to -
Utilize the medical care delivery process to promote person-centered dementia care
Construct a differential diagnosis for dementia related behaviors
Describe the reasons for the current regulatory focus on antipsychiotic medications
Review F329 and its role in promoting appropriate medication management of nursing home residents
Discuss the role of the IDT in ensuring appropriate utilization of psychotropic medications in the nursing home