Geriatric Psychiatry: Neurocognitive Disorders [PEFA Discussions]

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type/cause of dementia. As we know that FDA recently approved Aducanumab (Aduhelm) for the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease (read detailed post here). This post will compare the following old FDA approved medications for Alzheimer’s disease:

  1. Donepezil
  2. Galantamine
  3. Rivastigmine
  4. Memantine

These medications are compared in the following sections:

  • FDA Indications (severity of dementia)
  • Dosage forms & strengths
  • Initial dose
  • Titration
  • Hepatic impairment
  • Renal impairment
  • Common GI side effects
  • Common Neurological side effects

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GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRY: NEUROCOGNITIVE DISORDERS

List of chapters included in this section:

(A) Behavioral Symptoms Management in Dementia:

  • Behavior types & clinical relevance.
  • Evaluation and Differential diagnosis.
  • Non-Pharmacological treatment options.
  • Pharmacological treatment options and management of depression.
  • Antipsychotics use for Psychosis/Agitation Management in Dementia.
  • Treatment Options of Sexually Inappropriate Behavior in Dementia

(B) Neurocognitive Disorders:

  • Evaluating Neurocognitive Domains in Dementia: (a) Complex Attention, (b) Executive Function, (c) Memory & Learning, (d) Language Perceptual-Motor, (e) Social Cognition
  • Alzheimer’s Disease: Comparing FDA Approved Medications.
  • Modifiable Predictors of Conversion of Mild Cognitive Impairment to Dementia.
  • Identifying Dementia Patient at Risk of Unsafe Driving.
  • How to Screen for Delirium Superimposed on Dementia?
  • Parkinson’s disease and Impulse Control Disorders.

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