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Episode 360: Agitation and aggression in the elderly – PART III

In episode 360, Mike and James finally get to the end of their agitating three part series on treating agitation in dementia. In this episode we talk about the evidence for the non-drug treatments like group or individual activities, music therapy and sensory interventions. Sadly, there is still real uncertainty if these interventions work reliably.

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Episode 359: Agitation and aggression in the elderly – PART II

In episode 359, Mike and James continue to agitate over the evidence for treating agitation in dementia. We talk about the use of benzodiazepines, antidepressants cholinesterase inhibitors for this difficult to treat condition. The evidence ends up just increasing our level of agitation as these agents unfortunately really don’t do a heck of a lot for many people.

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Episode 358: Agitation and aggression in the elderly

In episode 358, Mike and James in an agitated and demented way deal with the evidence around agitation in dementia. We find that the antipsychotics have an effect that might be noticeable in 1 in 10 people but if a person responds it likely had nothing to do with the medication. How agitating is that?

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