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Mental Health Episodes

Agitation in Dementia (Part 2)

February 20, 2020 | Podcasts

Families bring difficult questions when their loved one has dementia, and in this interview with Cathy Howard, RN, we’ll show you how to answer some of them. We also delve into the nonpharmacologic approaches to agitation in dementia to learn what they look like in real life. Published On: 2/20/20 Duration: 8 minutes, 9 seconds Article


Agitation in Dementia (Part 1)

February 17, 2020 | Podcasts

Nuedexta. A 60 year old cough medicine gets approve for uncontrollable crying, but the drug company has its eyes on a bigger target: Agitation in dementia. Follow the trail of pseudoscience, bribery, and indictments, and learn a few clinical pearls about this dextromethorphan-quinidine combination along the way. Published On: 2/17/20 Duration: 15


Do Antipsychotics Improve Cognition?

May 27, 2019 | Podcasts

Unlike the typical antipsychotics, atypicals improve both cognitive and psychotic symptoms of schizophrenia, so they must have procognitive effects of their own that can be harnessed in mood disorders, ADHD, and even dementia. The problem is that the data show the opposite. Publication Date: 5/27/19 Runtime: 8 mins, 35 seconds Article Reference