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Learning objectives

  • To describe the overall prevalence of mental health problems in late life
  • To describe the overall strategies for identifying and managing mental health problems in late life
  • To explain the rationale and selection of medication and non-pharmacologic therapy for dementia, delirium, depression, agitation, anxiety, and insomnia
  • To describe pharmacologic treatment approaches for the behavioral and psychological symptoms (noncognitive behaviors) of dementia
  • To explain the risks associated with atypical antipsychotics