Cliff Singer, MD Chief, Geriatric Mental Health and Neuropsychiatry Acadia Hospital and Eastern Maine Medical Center Bangor, Maine. treatment of dementia in people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Once Dementia is Diagnosed…… Know What You’re Treating:.
Chief, Geriatric Mental Health and Neuropsychiatry
Acadia Hospital and Eastern Maine Medical Center
*Fact is, this may not be so easy; they often co-exist.
Behavioral Symptoms ADLloyd et al. J. Geriatric Psychiatry Neuro 8:4:213-216, 1995
Numbers are percentages.
CMAI Scores: Cohen-Mansfield Agitation Scale scores for verbal agitation
All psychotropics nearly double mortality risk.
Sedation and lethargy = falls, aspiration and death
Targeting Psychotropics verbal agitation