Dementia, including Alzheimer’s Disease, can be difficult for older adults, their caregivers and family members to manage. While there are many difficult behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia, aggressive behaviors are among the most challenging. As Bryan Hansen, PhD(c), MSN, RN, FNE-A Hansen points out in his recent NYC Elder Abuse Center guest blog, aggressive behaviors are common for older adults who have dementia and often meet the definition of abuse. In addition, caregivers coping with challenging behaviors are at an increased risk to respond in an abusive manner, which can create situations where both individuals may perpetuate and/or experience elder abuse. More →
An evaluation of the Brooklyn MDT was conducted by Drs. Jeanne Teresi and Mildred Ramirez – affiliated with the Hebrew Home at Riverdale – in collaboration with the NYCEAC’s Research Team and MDT members.
Members of the Center’s Research Team include: Risa Breckman, LCSW; Mark Lachs, MD, MPH; Mildred Ramirez, PhD; Robin Roberts, LMSW; and Jeanne Teresi, PhD;
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