Treating Agitation in Patients with Dementia
The Carlat Hospital Psychiatry Report, Volume 1, Number 7&8, October 2021
Topics: Agitation | Alzheimers | Antipsychotics | Benzodiazepines | BPSD (behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia) | Dementia | Lewy Body Dementia | Parkinson’s Disease | Pharmacotherapy | Sundowning
Eran Metzger, MD
Medical Director of Psychiatry, Hebrew SeniorLife, Boston, MA. Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.
Dr. Metzger has disclosed no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
The behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia can be challenging to manage. Dr. Metzger discusses his approach in the diagnosis and treatment of agitated patients with dementia.