Agitation and aggression in Alzheimer's disease: an update on pharmacological and psychosocial approaches to care.

@article{Gallagher2015AgitationAA,
  title={Agitation and aggression in Alzheimer's disease: an update on pharmacological and psychosocial approaches to care.},
  author={Damien Gallagher and Nathan Herrmann},
  journal={Neurodegenerative disease management},
  year={2015},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={75-83}
}
Agitation and aggression are prevalent in Alzheimer's disease and have significant consequences for the patient, caregiver and care system more generally. We briefly discuss the epidemiology and etiology of agitation and aggression in Alzheimer's disease and provide an overview of assessment and approaches to care. We then review the evidence for and against a number of pharmacological and psychosocial approaches to care. There has been a growth in the evidence base for psychosocial… CONTINUE READING
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