Brainstorming non-pharmacological interventions in behavioral disturbances in dementia

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Friday, November 3, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm


East Ann Arbor Health and Geriatric Center, Lower Level Conference Room, 4260 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Brainstorming Non-Pharmacologic Interventions in Behavioral Disturbances in Dementia: A case-based, multi-disciplinary workshop with Mary Blazek, MD, MEHP and Laura Struble, GNP, PhD

We all know the mantra, "There are no medications that have an FDA indication to treat behavioral problems associated with dementia." We know that non-pharmacologic interventions are preferred. But how do we apply what we know in theory to real-life situations? This interactive workshop will instruct the learner in a new approach to managing behavioral symptoms of dementia called the DICE method. It will also provide the opportunity to explore case examples of disruptive or disturbing behavior in patients with dementia. Participants will brainstorm practical, individualized behavioral or environmental interventions.

The workshop is inteded for PGY-3 psychiatry residents, geriatric psychiatry fellows, geriatric medicine fellows, nurse practitioners, neuropsychology post-docs.
3:00 - 3:10 Gather and refreshments
3:10 - 3:50 Overview of behavioral disturbances, pharmacologic approaches and the DICE method
3:50-4:00 Break
4:00-5:00 Brainstorming Workshop with interdisciplinary teams