REDUCING AGITATION IN LONG-TERM CARE: A VIRTUAL REALITY INTERVENTION FOR DEMENTIA
As the Baby Boom generation ages, the number of older adults with a form of dementia (or major neurocognitive disorder) will rise. Agitation behaviors are frequently associated with dementia, which can have negative consequences for the individual and the nursing staff in long-term care (LTC) facilities. Often, pharmacological treatments are used to manage behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD), but the medications prescribed often come with a myriad of side-effects. Nonpharmacological interventions hold great promise to manage BPSD. Interventions that incorporate sensory ...
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