Dementia-Related Behaviors Before, During, and After the Pandemic

Behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD), including depression, anxiety, and psychosis, are ubiquitous among people living with dementia and agnostic to the etiology and stage of illness. Behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia are associated with poor outcomes for people living with dementia, including reduced quality of life, increased health care use, and nursing home placement as well as worsened caregiver outcomes, including loss of income and employment, increased time providing care, and heightened risk for depression and stress.

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