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Philip Daniels

Philip Daniels

University of Florida, USA

Title: Nonpharmacological interventions for individuals with neurocognitive disorders


Biography: Philip Daniels


Neurocognitive disorders (NCD) affected approximately 46 million individuals worldwide in 2015. It is estimated that this will double every 20 years with 65.7 million in 2030 and 115.4 million in 2050. Additionally, medicinal non-compliance within the elderly is a major issue due to adverse side effects and neurocognitive disorders. Therefore, there is a need to be aware of different treatment modalities and options to increase the quality of life of the patient. From an interdisciplinary systems approach to nonpharmacological interventions for individuals with neurocognitive disorders, this presentation will provide a current review of the literature and best practices to help an individual with a NCD. Treatment options such as aromatherapy, music, holding, doll, and sand tray will be explored via their benefits and risks, as well as the feasibility. Finally, an integration of the wellness model and medical model will be utilized to view different treatment options for individuals with a NCD.