DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIORS IN DEMENTIA AND DELIRIUM IN DEMENTIA: BEST TREATMENTS AND BEST PRACTICE

Symposia

  • Date:
  • Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • CME/CE: 1.0

Moderator: Laurence M. Solberg, MD, AGSF

Sponsored by the Clinical Practice and Models of Care Committee, Geriatrics Consultative Services Special Interest Group, Acute Hospital Care Special Interest Group

Learning Objectives: (1) define dementia related behaviors & differentiate from delirium; (2) describe & implement non-pharmacological interventions for the treatment of delirium & dementia related behaviors; (3) discuss various pharmacological regimens and potential side effects that have been trialed for dementia associated with disruptive behaviors or hypersexual behaviors; (4) recognize the limitations and barriers regarding evaluation and management as well as the ethical and social concerns; (5) discuss and list best practices for caring for hospitalized persons with delirium-superimposed on dementia (DSD) and discuss the barriers and facilitators to management of DSD; (6) recognize that sleep, pain, anxiety and bipolar disorders are common but treatable contributors to agitated delirium in dementia patients; (7) discuss the efficacy and safety profile of antipsychotics in treating agitated delirium; and (8) discuss the evidence for efficacy and toxicity of Cannabinoids, anti-epileptics, and central alpha-2 adrenoreceptor agonists in patients with delirium superimposed on dementia.

Non-Pharmacologic Treatments of Disruptive Behaviors in Dementia
Belinda K. Setters, MD, FACP, AGSF

Pharmacologic Treatments for Disruptive Behaviors Including Hyper-Sexual Behaviors in Dementia
​​​​​​Mariam A. Mufti, MD

Person-Centered Care for Older Adults with Delirium-Superimposed on Dementia: Tips for Best Practice in Recognition, Prevention and Management
​​​​​​Donna Marie Fick, RN, GCNS-BC, PhD, FAAN

Pharmacologic Treatments of Delirium in Dementia Setting: The Facts, the Myths & the Known Unknowns
Mukaila A. Raji, MD, MS (Pharm), FACP