The behaviors that are often associated with dementia, such as uncooperativeness, hallucinations, bizarre thoughts, and aggression can be difficult to manage and highly stressful for both caregivers and those with dementia. Sometimes inpatient psychiatric treatment is recommended. What conditions would arise in someone being hospitalized in a psychiatric program? What do you expect the outcome of such a treatment approach? Does it improve the dementia? Dr. Leatherman and Dr. Goethe discuss what the treatment involves and how it can be helpful – or not.
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