A recently published literature review evaluates the best available evidence on the effectiveness of various non-pharmacological interventions for reducing dementia-related agitation. The author also briefly addresses current viewpoints on balancing the risks and benefits of pharmacotherapy in the management of agitation and other behavioural / psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD).
An anecdotal account of the author’s clinical experience is supplied.
Ijaopo, EO. (2017). Dementia-related agitation: a review of non-pharmacological interventions and analysis of risks and benefits of pharmacotherapy. Translational Psychiatry. October 31st 2017; 7(10): e1250.
Other publications by Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust staff (on a wide range of subjects) appearing during the past ten years: