Author | Marc E. Agronin, MD

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Caring for Patients With Neurocognitive Disorders During the Pandemic

April 22, 2020

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How can psychiatrists help caregivers deal with behavioral disturbances at home, without the possibility of an in-person doctor’s appointment? In this video, Marc E. Agronin, MD, offers tips for helping patients with Alzheimer disease and other dementias.

Alzheimer Disease and COVID-19

April 16, 2020

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During this time, many individuals with Alzheimer disease are homebound with their caregivers. Here's how clinicians can help caregivers deal with common dilemmas under stay-at-home orders.

Detecting Agitation in Patients With Dementia and Alzheimer Disease

January 27, 2020

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In this video, Marc E. Agronin, MD, discusses several factors that may play a role in agitation. One would be underlying medical causes. It could be an acute disease state impairing brain function. And the list goes on.

Understanding and Managing Agitation Associated with Dementia

December 27, 2019

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Agitation can worsen function, pose safety concerns, and increase caregiver stress. It can be both confusing and frustrating to understand and manage these behaviors, but there are several approaches that can make all the difference.

The Detective Work Needed to Understand the Causes of Agitation Seen in Dementia

October 07, 2019

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Brain damage associated with dementia impairs affective regulation and executive function, and degrades cholinergic, serotonergic, and dopaminergic pathways. Dr Marc Agronin explains.

Is Successful Aging Possible in the Face of Dementia?

September 21, 2017

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Persons with dementia can still retain the capacity to experience humor, joy, and mutual interactions. Therein lie the seeds of a new perspective on aging.

Building a Better Older Brain

January 18, 2017

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There is no magic pill or fountain of youth that can build a better older brain, but there are several key strategies.

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