Managing Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD)
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 15, Number 5, May 2017
Eran D. Metzger, MD
Director of psychiatry, Hebrew SeniorLife. Assistant professor of psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Dr. Metzger has disclosed that he has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
As director of psychiatry at Hebrew SeniorLife for 18 years, Dr. Metzger has witnessed a number of changes in how we manage agitation and other elements of BPSD. In this article, he outlines current thinking about such symptoms, as well as the latest techniques—both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic—for managing them.