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Impact of Dementia-Related Psychosis on Patients and Caregivers: The Treatment Imperative

Dag Aarsland, MD, PhD

Published: November 3, 2020

Behavioral and psychological symptoms are common in patients with dementia. Especially troublesome are the delusions and hallucinations of dementia-related psychosis (DRP) due to their negative impact on both patients and their carers and family members. This report reviews the impact of DRP on patients and carers, assessment tools, and coping strategies and techniques to help care partners manage DRP.

J Clin Psychiatry 2020;81(6):AD19038BR2C

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From the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation and Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King’s College London.

To cite: Aarsland D. Impact of dementia-related psychosis on patients and caregivers: the treatment imperative. J Clin Psychiatry. 2020;81(6):AD19038BR2C.

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© Copyright 2020 Physicians Postgraduate Press, Inc.

Volume: 81

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