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Alzheimer's Disease: Current Approaches to Practice 


Evidence-based practice guidelines, such as the American Psychiatric Association’s 2007 Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias, suggest that the strongly support early assessment and intervention.(1) The U. S. Food and Drug Administration approved imaging such as positron emission tomography for Alzheimer’s disease, and this can often inform a diagnosis.(2) In later stages of Alzheimer’s disease, patients experience decreased overall function, have reduced capacity to perform activities of daily living, and frequently exhibit problematic behaviors. Timely assessment and the safe, effective treatment of problematic behavior is always a challenge for the clinician and caregiver.(1)

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Filetype: MP4 - Size: 150.3MB - Duration: 27:59 m