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Strategies for Optimizing Dementia Care for Patients and Caregivers

In 2010, 35.6 million people worldwide had dementia. This number is expected to nearly double in the next 20 years. In the community, the estimated prevalence of dementia in people age 85 and older is >30%. This program will rely on evidence based approaches for diagnosing and categorizing symptoms as well discuss both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatments. Finally, this program will discuss ways to assist caregivers to provide optimal care and support for patients with dementia.