MN 521 Ashford University Behavioral Disturbances in Dementia Discussion

Discussion question #1

Topic: Behavioral Disturbances in Dementia

Behavioral and psychological disorders commonly occur in dementia. Symptoms can include depression, agitation, psychosis, anxiety, aggression, disinhibition, and sleep disturbances.

  1. Choose two of the symptoms associated with dementia listed above.
  2. Describe these symptoms and the clinical manifestations seen with
    the symptoms that you have chosen.
  3. Used evidence-based references to explain how you would manage these
    symptoms. Address both nonpharmacological and pharmacological considerations
    for management.
  4. Need 3 references.

Discussion Question #2


Older adults are at risk for malnutrition due to age-related changes, medical conditions, and medications. Identify a patient that you have seen in clinical who has or is at risk for malnutrition. Discuss your patient and their risk factors for malnutrition. Identify one assessment tool that you can use to identify malnutrition in this patient. Identify an evidence-based plan for this patient to either treat their malnutrition or intervene to prevent malnutrition.

Need 3 References.