Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD)

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August 30, 2017
While many post-acute and long-term care (PA/LTC) facilities use animals such as dogs and cats to help improve mood and manage dementia symptoms in residents, it isn’t always practical to have live animals onsite. A new open-access study in the...
This interactive session will explore the use of behavioral interventions for different types of BPSD (Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia) through video vignettes. Participants will also engage in a simulated IDT (Interdisciplinary...
This session will present an integrated system of care to support implementation of non-pharmacologic management for persons in the community and long-term care presenting with behavioral symptoms of dementia. The session will highlight how an...
This session will describe a provincial quality improvement initiative undertaken in Alberta, Canada aimed at supporting care teams in 170 LTC homes to implement a guideline on the appropriate use of antipsychotic medications and to implement non-...
Individualized music is defined as music which has been integrated into the person's life and is based on personal preference. Personalized music is proving itself as a way to generate a variety of therapeutic outcomes in long-term care,...
This program will present the tools necessary for implementing a successful antipsychotic reduction program. Non-pharmacological interventions are the mainstay of therapy, and a strategy of staff and family education, along with a willingness to try...
Nursing home providers are under increasing pressure to avoid pharmacologic management of behavioral symptoms. This case-based webinar is designed to teach role play as technique for identifying etiology of behavioral symptoms among long-term care...
Policy E12 THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that AMDA – Dedicated to Long Term Care Medicine collaborate with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to create educational tools and programs to promote the broad and appropriate implementation of...
September 4, 2013
Columbia, MD — AMDA – Dedicated to Long Term Care Medicine (AMDA) has partnered with the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation’s Choosing Wisely® Campaign to encourage discussions among physicians, patients, and other health care...
March 20, 2015
Louisville, KY – AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (AMDA) has partnered with the ABIM Foundation’s Choosing Wisely® campaign to encourage discussions among physicians, patients, and other health care stakeholders about...