Grand Rounds

Live Grand Rounds: Managing Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) in the Era of Boxed Warnings

Join us in person for our special Czarina Santos-Borja MD Memorial Lecture at our newly renovated Conference Center on Sheppard Pratt’s Towson campus!

Those unable to attend in person are welcome to watch the live stream online.

Presented by: Rajesh Tampi, MD, MS, DFAPA, DFAAGP, Professor (Tenured) and Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, Inaugural Bhatia Family Endowed Chair in Psychiatry, Creighton University School of Medicine.

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Overview:

Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) encompass a set of non-cognitive symptoms and behaviors commonly observed in dementia patients. These manifestations arise from a complex interplay of biological, psychological, and social factors inherent in the disease process. BPSD is linked to heightened caregiver burden, institutionalization, a faster decline in cognition and function, and an overall lower quality of life. Furthermore, it contributes to the direct and indirect costs associated with dementia care. Both non-pharmacological and pharmacological treatments have shown some efficacy in managing BPSD. However, there is growing controversy surrounding the use of psychotropic medications, many of which have serious adverse effects. We will discuss BPSD, along with potential treatments and the considerations necessary when using them.


Learning Objectives: 

At the conclusion of this lecture, attendees will be able to:

  1. Describe the epidemiology of BPSD.
  2. Discuss the management of individuals with BPSD.
  3. Define the controversies in the treatment of individuals with BPSD.

 

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Psychologist Statement: Sheppard Pratt is authorized by the State Board of Examiners of Psychologists as a sponsor of continuing education. Sheppard Pratt takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CE activity. Sheppard Pratt designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 contact hours for Psychologists.

Social Worker Statement: Sheppard Pratt is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners of Maryland to offer continuing education for Social Workers. Sheppard Pratt takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CE activity. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours in Category I credits for Social Workers.

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