Cognitive and Neuropsychiatric Impairments in Alzheimer's Disease: Current Treatment Strategies

Anna Borisovskaya, Marcella Pascualy, Soo Borson

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This update on Alzheimer’s disease (AD) discusses treatment strategies for cognitive and neuropsychiatric symptoms (such as agitation, psychosis, anxiety, and depression) common in this illness, emphasizing in particular nonpharmacologic strategies such as cognitive interventions, physical exercise, and psychotherapy. We provide an overview of cognitive enhancers and their combination strategies and medications commonly used for treatment of neuropsychiatric symptoms in AD. Finally, we give recommendations for providing support to caregivers and suggest how to identify caregiver/patient pairs most in need of intensive dementia care services.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number470
JournalCurrent psychiatry reports
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2014

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  • Agitation
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Caregiver support
  • Cognitive enhancers
  • Cognitive interventions
  • Cooperative dementia care
  • Neuropsychiatric symptoms


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