Research on treating neuropsychiatric symptoms of advanced dementia with non-pharmacological strategies, 1998-2008: a systematic literature review.

@article{Kverno2009ResearchOT,
  title={Research on treating neuropsychiatric symptoms of advanced dementia with non-pharmacological strategies, 1998-2008: a systematic literature review.},
  author={Karan S Kverno and Betty Smith Black and Marie T. Nolan and Peter V. Rabins},
  journal={International psychogeriatrics},
  year={2009},
  volume={21 5},
  pages={825-43}
}
BACKGROUND Advanced dementia is characterized by severe cognitive and functional impairments that lead to almost total dependency in self-care. Neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS) are common in advanced dementia, diminishing quality of life and increasing the care burden. The challenge for health care providers is to find safe and effective treatments. Non-pharmacological interventions offer the potential for safer alternatives to pharmacotherapy, but little is known about their efficacy. This… CONTINUE READING

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