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Dementia and Challenging Behaviors in Gerontological Centers. A Case Report

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Gerontological Therapeutic Complex “A Veiga”, Serge Lucense, Pobra de San Xiao, Láncara, 27360 Lugo, Spain
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Department of Developmental Psychology, University of Santiago de Compostel, Santiago de Compostela, 15782 Galicia, Spain
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Geriatrics 2019, 4(1), 15; https://doi.org/10.3390/geriatrics4010015
Received: 30 November 2018 / Revised: 13 January 2019 / Accepted: 21 January 2019 / Published: 22 January 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Cognitive Aging and Cognitive Impairment)
Among the main challenges in geriatric and gerontological centers, we consider, central, the individualized attention to those elderly persons with challenging behaviors, to the extent that it is possible to design preventive strategies that delay cognitive deterioration and minimize consequences of behavior disorders. The first step will be to develop the correct interpretation of symptoms and deficits as a guarantee of a correct diagnosis which, in addition to not always being easy, has to be adapted to the progression of the disease. We present the case of a 68-year-old institutionalized individual, with an initial diagnosis of diffuse Lewy bodies dementia, analyzing his cognitive and behavioral evolution, and the pharmacological and non-pharmacological approach to the case. View Full-Text
Keywords: cognitive impairment; challenging behaviors; Lewy bodies dementia cognitive impairment; challenging behaviors; Lewy bodies dementia
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Mouriz, R.; Caamaño Ponte, J.; García Tuñas, L.; Dosil, C.; Facal, D. Dementia and Challenging Behaviors in Gerontological Centers. A Case Report. Geriatrics 2019, 4, 15.

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