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Improving dementia care through behavioral interventions.

McConnell ES. Improving dementia care through behavioral interventions. North Carolina Medical Journal. 2014 Sep 1; 75(5):355-8.

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Behavioral interventions are effective in treating neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia, yet older adults with dementia who require long-term care lack consistent access to caregivers who are skillful in selecting and applying these interventions. This commentary describes national and state-level initiatives that can improve access to effective behavioral techniques.

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