The Resource A systematic evidence review of non-pharmacological interventions for behavioral symptoms of dementia, principal Investigator, Maya E. O'Neil ; co-investigators, Michele Freeman ... [et al.], (electronic resource)

A systematic evidence review of non-pharmacological interventions for behavioral symptoms of dementia, principal Investigator, Maya E. O'Neil ; co-investigators, Michele Freeman ... [et al.], (electronic resource)

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A systematic evidence review of non-pharmacological interventions for behavioral symptoms of dementia
Title
A systematic evidence review of non-pharmacological interventions for behavioral symptoms of dementia
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principal Investigator, Maya E. O'Neil ; co-investigators, Michele Freeman ... [et al.]
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eng
Summary
In 2004, the Office of the Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Policy and Planning estimated that the total number of Veterans with dementia would be as high as 563,758 in FY 2010. The behavioral symptoms that are associated with dementia, such as agitation/aggression, wandering, and sleep disturbances, are associated with increased caregiver burden, decreased quality of life for the patient, and increased healthcare costs. It is estimated that behavioral symptoms occur in as many as 90 percent of people with Alzheimer's disease (AD). Moreover, it is the behavioral symptoms that are most often cited by caregivers as the reason for the placement of individuals with dementia into residential care. Psychotropic medications are commonly used to reduce the frequency and severity of the behavioral symptoms of dementia. There is little evidence, however, that such interventions are effective, and their potential side effects are frequent and often hazardous. It has been reported that the use of atypical and typical antipsychotic medication is associated with the increased risk of death. Because of the limited benefits and the potential harms associated with psychotropic medications, non-pharmacological interventions for the behavioral symptoms associated with dementia may be an attractive alternative to pharmacological treatment. The purpose of this report is to review systematically the evidence on non-pharmacological treatments for behavioral symptoms of dementia
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O'Neil, Maya E
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Prepared for: Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Health Services Research & Development Service, Washington, DC 20420. Prepared by: Evidence-based Synthesis Program (ESP) Center, Portland VA Medical Center, Portland, OR, Devan Kansagara, MD, MCR, Director.
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WM 220
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  • Freeman, Michele
  • United States
  • Veterans Administration Medical Center (Portland, Or.)
  • Portland VA Medical Center
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Evidence-based synthesis program
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  • Dementia
  • Veterans Health
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A systematic evidence review of non-pharmacological interventions for behavioral symptoms of dementia, principal Investigator, Maya E. O'Neil ; co-investigators, Michele Freeman ... [et al.], (electronic resource)
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  • Title from PDF title page (viewed July 29, 2011)
  • "March 2011."
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Includes bibliographical references
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OCM1bookssj0000998132
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remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0000998132
Label
A systematic evidence review of non-pharmacological interventions for behavioral symptoms of dementia, principal Investigator, Maya E. O'Neil ; co-investigators, Michele Freeman ... [et al.], (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF title page (viewed July 29, 2011)
  • "March 2011."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000998132
Dimensions
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000998132

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