Alzheimers

Expert Q&A

Treating Agitation in Patients with Dementia

Topics: Agitation | Alzheimers | Antipsychotics | Benzodiazepines | BPSD (behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia) | Dementia | Lewy Body Dementia | Parkinson’s Disease | Pharmacotherapy | Sundowning

CHPR: Can you tell us about yourself and your background? Dr. Metzger: I’m the medical director of psychiatry at Hebrew SeniorLife and an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. My work also includes training residents and geriatric medicine fellows who rotate through our facility. CHPR: You participated in the psychopharmacol

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Expert Q&A

Anticholinergic Drugs and Risk of Cognitive Impairment and Dementia

Topics: Alzheimers | Anticholinergic burden scale | Anticholinergics | Benzodiazepines | Cognitive Decline | Cognitive impairment | Dementia | Healthy aging | Pharmacotherapy

CHPR: Can you tell us about your research? Dr. Gray: My research uses large databases to examine medication safety issues in older adults with the goal of optimizing healthy aging. My focus is on examining medications and risk for dementia, falls, and fractures—the types of outcomes that are not easily addressed in randomized controlled trials. CH

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