Comparative Efficacy of Interventions for Aggressive and Agitated Behaviors in Dementia

  title={Comparative Efficacy of Interventions for Aggressive and Agitated Behaviors in Dementia},
  author={Jennifer A Watt and Zahra Goodarzi and Areti Angeliki Veroniki and Vera Nincic and Paul A. Khan and Marco Ghassemi and Yuan Thompson and Andrea C. Tricco and Sharon E. Straus},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
Dementia, which affects 50 million people worldwide, is characterized by progressive and deleterious effects on cognition and function (1, 2). As many as 75% of persons with dementia experience neuropsychiatric (behavioral and psychological) symptoms, including aggression, agitation, and anxiety (3, 4). Compared with those who do not have neuropsychiatric symptoms, these persons are institutionalized earlier and have poorer ability to complete activities of daily living (ADLs), greater… 

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