Author | 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.

The Most Prevalent Psychiatric Disorder in Older Adults

July 24, 2020

The development of specific diagnostic criteria that are applicable to older adults can aid in the accurate diagnosis of psychiatric disorders in late life.

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.

Complementary and Integrative Therapies for Mental Health and Aging

July 05, 2016

There is a paucity of information on complementary and integrative therapies, especially when they pertain to the topic of mental health and aging. But that's all changed.

Is the Incidence of Dementia Declining?

April 18, 2016

The latest research on the global risk of Alzheimer disease and other dementias.

Managing Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia in the Era of Black Box Warnings

October 30, 2014

An in-depth look into the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia.

The Challenges of Accountable Care in Behavioral Health

May 02, 2014

Presenting a Q&A with Dr Rajesh Tampi and Deena Tampi on the issue of behavioral health in accountable care. They are co-presenters in a workshop at the APA Annual Meeting titled “The Integration of Behavioral Health in Accountable Care."