The behavioral symptoms that often accompany dementia (for example, pacing, calling out, and resistiveness) are stressful to carers and greatly increase the risk of institutionalization. While psychotropic medications are commonly prescribed, their efficacy is limited. There is great interest, therefore, in developing non-pharmacological strategies to alleviate the distress that underpins many behavioral symptoms (O'Connor et al., 2009).
|Pages (from-to)||697 - 698|
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|