Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia

When physical, emotional, and environmental needs go unmet, people with dementia can respond in extreme ways, sometimes harming themselves and their caregivers. Effective medication and behavioral treatment can help prevent these responses. Learn to identify environmental cues, caregiver behaviors, and psychosocial and physical cues that can stimulate catastrophic responses; how the person with dementia perceives caregiving requests; ways to prevent catastrophic responses; and safe and effective medications.

At a glance

What: Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia

When: Th, Feb 19, 9am-3pm

Where: Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St, Madison, WI

Cost: $120

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608-262-2451
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For additional information, contact
Suzanna Waters Castillo: 608-263-3174Brooke Ekvall: 608-265-3517

Aging & Long-Term Care website


Learning objectives

  • How the person with dementia perceives caregiving requests
  • To recognize psychosocial and physical triggers
  • Methods to prevent catastrophic responses
  • To identify environmental cues that stimulate catastrophic responses
  • To identify medications that are safe and effective