Nonpharmacologic interventions for inappropriate behaviors in dementia: a review, summary, and critique.

@article{CohenMansfield2001NonpharmacologicIF,
  title={Nonpharmacologic interventions for inappropriate behaviors in dementia: a review, summary, and critique.},
  author={Jiska Cohen-Mansfield},
  journal={The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry},
  year={2001},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={361-81}
}
Inappropriate behaviors are very common in dementia and impose an enormous toll both emotionally and financially. Three main psychosocial theoretical models have generally been utilized to explain inappropriate behaviors in dementia: the "unmet needs" model, a behavioral/learning model, and an environmental vulnerability/reduced stress-threshold model. A literature search yielded 83 nonpharmacological intervention studies, which utilized the following categories of interventions: sensory… CONTINUE READING
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