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Managing behavioural and psychological symptoms in Alzheimer’s disease

Philippe Robert, Elsa Leone and Hélène Amieva

in Alzheimer's Disease

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9780199569854
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191739637 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199569854.003.0008

Series: Oxford Neurology Library

Managing behavioural and psychological symptoms in Alzheimer’s disease

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The behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) form an important part of the clinical picture of Alzheimer’s disease (AD)

Anti-dementia agents may facilitate behavioural management of AD and may decrease the use of psychotropic agents

Management should preferentially be non-pharmacological Medication is to be prescribed only after assessment of the individual risk/benefit ratio. The prescription should be for a limited period and frequently re-assessed...

Chapter.  3143 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology

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