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Managing Behaviors Associated with Alzheimer’s Dementia: A Non-Pharmacologic Approach Teaching Strategy

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Therapeutic Activity Kit

Alzheimer’s Association: Managing Behavioral Symptoms

Consult Geri resource for addressing agitation with dementia

American Geriatric Society Beers Criteria for Screening Inappropriate Use of Medications in Older Adults

Article: Fick, D.M., & Semla, T.P. (2012). 2012 American Geriatrics Society Beers Criteria: New Year, New Criteria, New Perspective.  Available online at:

Whall, Ann L., PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA, Kim, Hyojeong, PhD, RN, Colling, Kathleen Byrne, PhD, RN, Hong, Gwi-Ryung, PhD, RN, DeCicco, B., M.S., & Antonakos, C., PhD (2013). Measurement of aggressive behaviors in dementia: Comparison of the physical aggression subscales of the cohen-mansfield agitation inventory and the ryden aggression scale.Research in Gerontological Nursing, 6(3), 171-7. doi:

Padilla, D. V., González, M.,TeresaDaza, Agis, I. F., Strizzi, J., & Rodríguez, R. A. (2013). The effectiveness of control strategies for dementia-driven wandering, preventing escape attempts: A case report. International Psychogeriatrics, 25(3), 500 4.doi: 

The 36-Hour Day, fifth edition: The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer’s Disease, Related Dementias, and Memory Loss (A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book) 

Joosse, Laura L., PhD, RN (2012). Do sound levels and space contribute to agitation in nursing home residents with dementia? Research in Gerontological Nursing, 5(3), 174-84. doi:

Fitzsimmons, S., Barba, B., & Stump, M. (2015). Diversional and physical nonpharmacological interventions for behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 41(2), 8-17. doi:

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