Therapeutic approaches in the management of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia in the elderly

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Behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia

Assessment and tracking of BPSD

Nonpharmacological intervention

Evidence for atypical antipsychotic medication

Risks of atypical antipsychotic therapy

Initiating atypical antipsychotic therapy

Monitoring atypical antipsychotic therapy

Withdrawing medications

Pharmacological alternatives

Conclusions

Competing interests

References

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