Fidget Blankets: A Sensory Stimulation Outreach Program
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Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) include behaviors such as aberrant motor behavior, agitation, anxiety, apathy, delusions, depression, disinhibition, elation, hallucinations, irritability, and sleep or appetite changes. A student-led project to provide sensory stimulation in the form of "fidget blankets" developed into a community outreach program. The goal was to decrease the use of antipsychotics used for BPSD.
Kroustos, Kelly R.; Trautwein, H; Kerns, R; and Sobota, Kristen F., "Fidget Blankets: A Sensory Stimulation Outreach Program" (2016). Pharmacy Faculty Scholarship. 306.