Treating Behavioral Disturbances in Dementia, Using Evidence to Optimize CareRajesh R. Tampi*
Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- Rajesh R. Tampi
Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received May 03, 2012; Accepted May 05, 2012; Published May 07, 2012
Citation: Tampi RR (2012) Treating Behavioral Disturbances in Dementia, Using Evidence to Optimize Care. J Addict Res Ther 3:e104. doi:10.4172/2155- 6105.1000e104
Copyright: © 2012 Tampi RR, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Behavioral disturbances in dementia are a group of noncognitive symptoms and behaviors that occur frequently in patients with dementia . They can be defined as a heterogeneous range of psychological reactions, psychiatric symptoms and behaviors that are unsafe, disruptive and impair the care of the patient in a given environment.