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CME Academic Highlights

Current and Emerging Solutions to Challenges in the Management of Alzheimer’s Disease

Abstract

Effective multifactorial management of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) requires a triadic alliance of the clinician, the patient, and the patient’s family and/or care partner(s). During the evaluation process and when the diagnosis of AD is delivered, these parties must work together to set goals and develop care plans. Care plans should be designed to help the patient maintain safety and autonomy as long as he or she can and, once autonomy is no longer possible, to allow the patient and care partner(s) to experience as much comfort and the best possible quality of life for as long as possible. In this Academic Highlights, faculty members from neurology, psychiatry, neuropsychology, and primary care share their recommendations, supported by current evidence and guidelines, for handling the complexities of providing care for patients with AD.

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J Clin Psychiatry 2019;80(6):MS18002AH3C

To cite: Atri A, Goldfarb D, Sheard S, et al. Current and emerging solutions to challenges in the management of Alzheimer’s disease. J Clin Psychiatry. 2019; 80(6):MS18002AH3C
To share: https://doi.org/10.4088/JCP.MS18002AH3C

From Banner Sun Health Research Institute, Sun City, Arizona; and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts (Dr Atri); Banner Health Center, Maricopa, Arizona (Dr Sheard); Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, Banner Sun Health Research Institute, and University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix, Arizona (Dr Goldfarb); and Beth Israel-Deaconess Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts (Dr Shaughnessy).

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