I'm a new nurse and I recently laughed at a strange consult for a patient I crossed by. An 88 year old male patient was brought in by his wife because he was being physically abusive and hitting her. He has advanced dementia, was medically cleared and for a Psych. consultation. I thought what the heck is the point of a psych. consult for an elderly dementia patient. I stated this same case to a fellow nurse and he described that he has worked on an acquired brain injury unit many years ago and he told me the story of a patient who got brained-damage after an accident and became very aggressive from his injuries. Long story short he informed me that psychotherapy can possibly reduce aggressive behaviour in patients with medical conditions that cause different unusual behaviors.Does anyone have experiece with/knowledge about something similar to this. That is, using psychotherapy to reduce aggressive behavior in elderly dementia patients?