Pain and Dementia

May 13, 2020

How do you determine whether pain is present and its severity as well as how it responds to treatment in patients who are cognitively impaired? Some answers to these questions.

Identifying and Managing Pain in Cognitively Impaired Patients

May 13, 2020

How can clinicians determine the presence of pain in cognitively impaired patients? And how do you know the medication is working if your patient can’t tell you?

Alzheimer Disease and COVID-19

April 16, 2020

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.

Managing Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia

March 20, 2020

BPSD is associated with worse outcomes for patients with dementia. Management is not standardized, but protocols generally involve the treatment of underlying symptoms followed by the use of nonpharmacological management techniques and evidence-based pharmacotherapy for refractory BPSD.

4 Factors That Play Pivotal Roles in Alzheimer Disease Progression

February 12, 2020

At present there are no treatments to stop or delay underlying disease progression. Current prevalent therapies help to mask the symptoms, but they do not solve underlying causes. A fundamental premise for effective treatment is to make a diagnosis of Alzheimer disease at the earliest stage.

Detecting Agitation in Patients With Dementia and Alzheimer Disease

January 27, 2020

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.

8 Strategies for Managing BPSD

January 22, 2020

Recommendations for the use of antipsychotics for the management of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia.

Understanding and Managing Agitation Associated with Dementia

December 27, 2019

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.

Management of Age-Related Cognitive Decline

December 07, 2019

Patients with a family history of Alzheimer disease worry that normal aging symptoms are the initial indication of a progressive cognitive impairment that they have observed in their relatives. A variety of interventions are discussed.

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

October 07, 2019

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