In this week’s podcast we talk with Helen Kales, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan the VA Center for Clinical Management and Research.
We’ve spent a great deal of effort in Geriatrics describing what we shouldn’t do to address behavioral symptoms in dementia: physical restraints, antipsychotics, sedating antidepressants.
Helen Kales was lecturing around the country about all of these things we shouldn’t do a few years back, and people would raise their hands and ask, “Well, what should we do?” She realized she needed to give caregivers tools to help.
Dr. Kales went on to develop the DICE approach to managing behavioral and psychiatric symptoms in dementia. Listen or read the full podcast to learn more! You’d be “crazy” not to! (hint: song choice).
- BMJ paper on managing behavioral and psychologic symptoms in dementia
- Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC)