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  1. Alzheimer's disease management.

    Article, Communication - En anglais

    Symposium "Alzheimer's Disease Management : Algorithmic Strategies for Diagnosis and Treatment". San Diego, CA, USA, 1997/05/17.

    The psychiatrist can play several important roles in the care of persons with Alzheimer's disease and other dementing illnesses.

    Diagnostic issues for which psychiatrists have specific skills include identifying early cases, performing a differential diagnosis, and distinguishing reversible depression from depression associated with irreversible dementia and irreversible dementia without depression.

    Treatment should include management of behavioral, noncognitive, and cognitive symptoms.

    Environmental and pharmacologic therapies have proven efficacious in treating noncognitive behavioral symptoms.

    Neuroleptic antipsychotic drugs are effective in treating aggressive behaviors and delusions.

    The treatment of cognitive symptoms currently rests on cholinergic enhancement.

    Finally, the psychiatrist can play important roles in educating the public and supporting the distressed caregiver.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Démence Alzheimer, Conduite à tenir, Diagnostic, Chimiothérapie, Traitement, Education santé, Aidant, Rôle professionnel, Personnel sanitaire, Article synthèse, Homme, Système nerveux pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Encéphale pathologie, Maladie dégénérative

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Alzheimer disease, Clinical management, Diagnosis, Chemotherapy, Treatment, Health education, Caregiver, Occupational role, Health staff, Review, Human, Nervous system diseases, Central nervous system disease, Cerebral disorder, Degenerative disease

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    Cote : 99-0005361

    Code Inist : 002B17G. Création : 31/05/1999.