Best Practices for Medication Management of Dementia-Related Behaviors


Live webinar was held April 21, 2017 (1:30-2:45 US East Time Zone)


This training program is intended for staff and students from many levels, disciplines, and settings (both facility and community-based), including staff involved in providing long term care (e.g., nursing staff and administrators), as well as behavioral health staff who work with older adults.

Additionally, staff from Adult Protective Services, home health, adult day healthcare, respite care, area agencies on aging, Emergency Department staff of acute care hospitals, hospital discharge planners, and others serving older adults could benefit from the training.


This webinar will give an overview of current best practices for medication management of dementia-related behaviors. Presenters will provide an update on current research on safety and efficacy as well as utilizing case studies to discuss using medications for challenging behaviors in persons with dementia.


  1. Participants will be able to discuss medication options for the management of dementia-related behaviors.
  2. Participants will develop knowledge of current evidence related to medication management of dementia-related behaviors.
  3. Participants will develop knowledge of safety considerations when using medications to manage dementia-related behaviors.


Attendees will be able to request a certificate of attendance through the webinar’s exit survey.

These certificates will then be e-mailed a week after the event.


Lyons Hardy, CNS, NP


Lyons Hardy is a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and is the concentration coordinator for the psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner program at the VCU School of Nursing. She worked as a nurse in inpatient psychiatry at VCU Health for ten years with psychiatric populations across the lifespan.

Prior to becoming full-time faculty at the School of Nursing in July 2016, she was the psychiatric nurse practitioner with VCU Geriatric and Continuum Services and worked at the Center for Advanced Health Management, an integrated primary care clinic.

Adam Rosenblatt, MD


Dr. Adam Rosenblatt is the Director of Geriatric Psychiatry and a Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology at VCU School of Medicine.

He received his MD from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Jennifer Inker, MBA, MSG


Jennifer Inker, MBA, MSG,Gerontologist; Instructor; Joint Program Director, Assisted Living Administration Specialty Area
Virginia Commonwealth University, Department of Gerontology

Jenny Inker is a Gerontologist and an Instructor in the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Department of Gerontology. She holds an undergraduate degree and MBA in Healthcare Administration from George Washington University, a Masters in Science (Gerontology) from VCU and is pursuing her doctorate in Health Related Sciences (Gerontology) at VCU. Jenny has worked for over 25 years in the senior living sector in the United Kingdom and the United States and has participated in and led teams in the government sector, the non-profit sector and in private industry.