Agitation in Alzheimer’s Dementia: Progress in an Age-Old Problem
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Marc E. Agronin, MD, DFAPA, DFAAGP
Senior Vice President for Behavioral Health
Chief Medical Officer, MIND Institute
Miami Jewish Health
Affiliate Assoc. Prof. of Psychiatry and Neurology
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Craig Chepke, MD, FAPA
Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Atrium Health
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, SUNY Upstate Medical University
Medical Director, Excel Psychiatric Associates
Huntersville, North Carolina
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After participating in this activity, learners should be better able to:
- Define agitation and its role in Alzheimer’s dementia, including its precipitating factors, symptoms, and potential pathophysiological mechanisms
- Assess the utility and limitations of therapies currently used to address agitation in Alzheimer’s dementia
- Describe the mechanisms of action of emerging therapies for agitation in Alzheimer’s dementia
- Evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety data for emerging therapies for agitation in Alzheimer’s dementia and their implications for patient care
- Implement optimal management strategies for agitation in Alzheimer’s dementia that incorporate patients and care partners in treatment decisions
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Release Date: March 2, 2023
Expiration Date: March 2, 2024
Estimated Time to Complete: 45 minutes
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William C. Torrey, MD
Professor and Vice Chair for Clinical Services
Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock
Lebanon, New Hampshire
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Wound Clinics, Family Health Centers of San Diego
San Diego, California
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