Managing Behaviors without Antipsychotic Drugs

Hello everyone, We’ve shared tidbits before about the use of antipsychotic drugs to address the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia, but this important issue is worth revisiting again. has a helpful article with tips on how to prevent and address some of the challenging behaviors of dementia like agitation and anxiety without the […]

Detecting Delirium

Hello everyone, Dementia and old age are the strongest risk factors for delirium, a condition of acute confusion and rapid changes in brain function. It is important to distinguish delirium from behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia, as delirium is a medical emergency that should be addressed immediately by the healthcare team. Delirium typically involves […]

Integrating Trauma Informed Care

Hello everyone, As you know, a new regulation by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) about trauma informed care will go into effect on November 28th of this year, requiring skilled nursing facilities that receive federal funding to “ensure that residents who are trauma survivors receive culturally competent, trauma-informed care” with the goal […]

New activity ideas for people with dementia

Hello everyone, If you’re looking for some new activities to do with your residents who have more moderate to severe dementia, here are some good ideas recently shared by We especially like the one with popsicle sticks and Velcro! Help your residents express themselves and be creative: Have a great week!