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Behavioral symptoms protocols for Alzheimer disease were identified in the following publication in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Callahan CM, Boustani MA, Unverzagt FW, Austrom MG, Damush TM, Perkins AJ, Fultz BA, Hui SL, Counsell SR, Hendrie HC. Effectiveness of collaborative care for older adults with Alzheimer disease in primary care: A randomized controlled trial. JAMA. 2006 May 10;295(18):2148-57.
These protocols were developed by Dr. Mary Austrom and the study team and were used by the study care manager who individualized recommendations to manage a patient's behavioral symptoms for Alzheimer disease.
The protocol materials provided on this site were used in a clinical trial and should NOT be considered medical advice. The information provided here, including text and images, is for educational and informational purposes only and should NOT be used as a substitute for the advice of an appropriately qualified and licensed physician or other health care provider.
A description of the behavioral protocols was previously published in:
Guerriero Austrom M, Damush TM, Hartwell CW, Perkins T, Unverzagt F, Boustani M, Hendrie HC, Callahan CM. Development and implementation of nonpharmacologic protocols for the management of patients with Alzheimer's disease and their families in a multiracial primary care setting. Gerontologist. 2004 Aug;44(4):548-53.
If you want additional information about the protocols or wish to use them, contact Mary Guerriero Austrom, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, Indiana University School of Medicine, 1111 W. 10th St, PB A228, Indianapolis, IN 46202. Email Dr. Austrom.
If you want information about Alzheimer disease, contact the Alzheimer's Association's 24/7 Helpline at tel: 1-800-272-3900, tdd: 1-866-403-3073, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org , web site at http://www.alz.org/.