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Program Details

Reducing Inappropriate Use of Antipsychotics in Nursing Homes


Adrienne Mims, MD MPH
Medical Director for Medicare Quality Improvement
Alliant GMCF


Magnolia Coastlands AHEC

Program Description

Many dementia patients experience behavioral and psychological symptoms, such as restlessness and shouting. These challenging behaviors can often be prevented or managed without medication. However, individuals with dementia are frequently given antipsychotic drugs. During this webinar, participants will learn appropriate approaches to manage the care of dementia patients.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the presentation, attendees should be able to:
- Identify reasons why the use of antipsychotics pose a risk in treating patients with dementia
- Understand reasons people with dementia display challenging behaviors
- Learn how to manage behaviors in patients with dementia with non-pharmacological approaches


On Demand
Original program date: Nov 5, 2013

Technology Requirements

Participants registering for programs should have access to the following technology for best viewing and participation:

  • Personal computer with Macintosh or Windows with 512 MB of RAM
  • Broadband internet connection such as an office LAN, DSL, or cable modem
  • Phone next to personal computer (or speaker phone if multiple people are viewing)
  • Computer speakers (built-in or attached)
  • Latest version of Adobe Flash which can be downloaded for free at Adobe's web site

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Program Keywords

Gerontology, Mental and Behavioral health