Primary care physicians and advanced practice providers are at the forefront of caring for patients with dementia. We are using the academic detailing model to teach and support healthcare professionals who face the challenges of BPSD. Academic detailing engages healthcare professionals to persuade them to make changes to their clinical practice.
By partnering with healthcare professionals at Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. and Richland Medical Center and using the academic detailing model and material drawn from our Principal Investigator’s textbook, Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia, we have put together a curriculum on how to assess and manage BPSD. Our academic detailers are Tammi Albrecht, DNP, and Art Walaszek, MD. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we offered both in-person and virtual academic detailing sessions.
Presentations and resources are listed below. (Please note this information was current as of the date listed in each presentation. These presentations do not constitute medical advice).
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Introduction to the Behavioral & Psychological Symptoms of Dementia
Pharmacological Management of BPSD
Non-pharmacological management of BPSD
Threats to safety in patients with dementia
Topic 6: Deprescribing
Inappropriate sexual behavior in persons with dementia
Eating problems in persons with dementia
Reducing falls in persons with dementia
Adult Day Care
Topic 10: Adult Day Care
Severe mental illness and dementia
Topic 11: Severe mental illness and dementia
Substance abuse disorders and dementia
Topic 12: Substance abuse disorders and dementia
2021 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference – Poster abstract