Alzheimer's 3: Addressing and Managing Behavioral and Environmental Symptoms of Dementia


This activity includes eight video lectures and is the third in a series of four courses that seek to educate clinicians on standardized screening, evaluation, and disease management of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. This third course focuses on using the DICE method to assess behavioral symptoms of dementia and create and evaluation treatment plans. This course also covers the careful use of medication during disease management as wells as common behavioral issues with dementia patients including tools for management of these behaviors.

Course ID #: TJE 210921.0 Issue Date: 10-14-2021 Expiration Date: 10-14-2024


After completing this activity, learners will be able to:

  • Incorporate the DICE method into assessment and treatment of dementia and other clinical cases.
  • Include caregivers in treatment planning for dementia patients.
  • Attempt environmental and behavioral change interventions as the first treatment recourse for behavioral complications in patients living with dementia.
  • Use the discussed best prescribing practices, especially the guidelines for aging and dementia patients.


No individual in a position to control or influence the content of this activity has reported relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. No commercial support was provided for this activity.


The information and guidelines contained in this activity are generalized and may not apply to all practice situations. We recommend that legal advice be obtained from a qualified attorney for specific application to your practice. The information is intended for educational purposes and should be used as a reference guide only.

Course Developers

Daniel Sewell, MD, Chair, Disease Management Subcommittee, UC San Diego

Barbara Mandel, MBA, Alzheimer's Project Facilitator, Champions for Health

Johanna Lackner, MPH, MSW, Senior Director, Continuing Professional Development, Department of Patient Safety and Risk Management, The Doctors Company

Continuing Education Credit

The Doctors Company is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical educational activities for physicians.

The Doctors Company designates this activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Joint Providership

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The Doctors Company and Champions for Health. The Doctors Company is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Complies with State Requirements

Please SEE the Federation of State Medical Boards overview of Continuing Medical Education requirements by State. 

Technical Requirements

The activity is best experienced using the most current browser: Firefox, Chrome, Safari, or Microsoft Edge. Internet Explorer is not supported by this platform. All activities featuring audio must have a speaker. To view graphic images and references that appear in separate "pop-up" windows, JavaScript and session cookies must be enabled on your computer. Adobe Acrobat Reader may be required for certain activities.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the content of this course or The Alzheimer’s Project, contact Barbara Mandel,

If you have questions, contact or call 800.421.2368.


Visit The Alzheimer's Project Resources associated with this program.