Agitation in Alzheimer’s Dementia: Progress for an Age - Old Problem
Craig Chepke, MD, DFAPA
Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Atrium Health
Medical Director, Excel Psychiatric Associates
Huntersville, North Carolina
Kevin Williams, MS, MPAS, PA-C
Adjunct Professor, Ithaca College, Physician Assistant Studies Program, CEO and Lead Clinician,
OnPoint Behavioral Health
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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
- Integrate screening tools to identify and evaluate agitation in Alzheimer’s dementia
- Evaluate the mechanisms of action and clinical safety and efficacy data associated with current and emerging therapies for agitation in patients with Alzheimer’s dementia and their potential for enhanced therapeutic benefit
- 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: June 26, 2023
Expiration Date: June 26, 2024
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Craig Chepke, MD, DFAPA: Advisory Board–AbbVie, Acadia, Alkermes, Axsome, Biogen, Corium, Idorsia, Intra-Cellular, Janssen, Karuna, Lundbeck, Neurocrine, Noven, Otsuka, Sage, Sunovion, Teva; Advisory Board (spouse)–Otsuka; Consultant–AbbVie, Acadia, Alkermes, Axsome, Biogen, Corium, Intra-Cellular, Janssen, Karuna, Lundbeck MedinCell, Neurocrine, Noven, Otsuka, Sage, Sunovion, Teva; Research/Grant Support–Acadia, Axsome, Harmony, Neurocrine, Teva; Speaker’s Bureau–AbbVie, Acadia, Alkermes, Axsome, Corium, Intra-Cellular, Janssen, Lundbeck, Merck, Neurocrine, Noven, Otsuka, Sunovion, Teva
Kevin Williams, MS, MPAS, PA-C: Advisory Board–Neurocrine, Teva; Speaker’s Bureau–Neurocrine, Teva
William Torrey, MD
Interim Chair and Professor of Psychiatry
Professor of The Dartmouth Institute
Raymond Sobel Professorship of Psychiatry
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Susie Seaman, NP, MSN, CWOCN (nurse planner)
Wound Clinics, Family Health Centers of San Diego
San Diego, California
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