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Published Monday, April 23, 2012
Adopted by the Board of Directors of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry in April 2012 There are circumstances in which it is appropriate to prescribe antipsychotic medications to persons with dementia. AAGP is currently working on a more comprehensive background document to support this statement.
Published Saturday, November 1, 2008
This statement was prepared by the AAGP Disaster Preparedness Task Force authorized by the AAGP Board of Directors, and approved by the AAGP Board in November 2008. Kenneth M. Sakauye, MD, Task Force Co-Chair University of Tennessee Health Science Center, School of Medicine Joel E. Streim, MD, Task Force Co-Chair Geriatric Psychiatry Section University more»
Published Saturday, July 1, 2006
Adopted by the Board of Directors of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry in September 2005 (Published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, July 2006) This statement was prepared by a Task Force authorized by the AAGP Board of Directors and was then adopted by the AAGP Board at its September 14, 2005, meeting. The Task Force more»
Published Tuesday, November 1, 2005
Adopted by the Board of Directors of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry in November 2005 This statement reflects the position of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry regarding a centralized clinical trials registry. The AAGP is in agreement with the registry guidelines proposed by the American Medical Association and supports more»
Published Friday, October 1, 2004
Adopted by the Board of Directors of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry in October 2004 Position 1: Prescribing privileges for psychologists is a patient safety issue because psychologists are not qualified to prescribe medication. Rationale: Psychologists, who can earn a PhD by taking only a single course in the biological basis of more»
Published Saturday, June 1, 2002
Adopted by the AAGP Board of Directors, June 2002 Position 1: Mental status evaluation is an integral part of the evaluation of geriatric patients. When patients or caregivers present with cognitive, emotional, or behavioral complaints, there should be reimbursement for initial and for follow-up care of these problems by primary care providers. Rationale: more»
Published Friday, February 1, 2002
Adopted by the AAGP Board of Directors, February 2001 Principle 1. Respect must be given to the dignity of both patient and caregiver, with special attention to the requirements brought about by the changes in mental state, psychodynamic and social functioning and behavior that are an integral part of the aging process and that are not to be considered more»
Published Thursday, February 1, 2001
Adopted by the AAGP Board of Directors, February 2001 Position 1: Family and caregiver counseling is medically necessary for the care of patients with dementia. Rationale: Family members and other caregivers often perform a vital role in the delivery of behavioral health care to patients with dementia. They must often serve as the observers and reporters more»
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