Deena J. Tampi, MSN, MBA-HCA

Articles

5 Steps to Improve Outcomes in Substance Abuse in Older Patients

August 03, 2020

Addiction among older adults is associated with worse medical outcomes and increased economic burden of care. The long-term use of psychoactive substances can result in adverse neurological outcomes even at therapeutic doses.

COVID-19 Quick Clip: Access to Care

April 22, 2020

Behavioral health care providers are needed now more than ever to help support frontline caregivers and to provide access to care. Deena Tampi, MSN, MBA-HCA, offers insights about caring for the caregiver as well as providing access to care.

Parkinson Disease Psychosis

April 14, 2020

Parkinson disease psychosis is associated with worsening quality of life, greater caregiver distress, higher rates of institutionalization, increased mortality, and greater health care costs. The authors explore medical, psychosocial, and psychological factors associated with PD psychosis.

Managing Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia

March 20, 2020

BPSD is associated with worse outcomes for patients with dementia. Management is not standardized, but protocols generally involve the treatment of underlying symptoms followed by the use of nonpharmacological management techniques and evidence-based pharmacotherapy for refractory BPSD.