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The Clinical Takeaway: Alzheimer’s – An update on diagnosis and management: Part 1

The Clinical Takeaway: Alzheimer’s – An update on diagnosis and management: Part 1

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In this episode:

 
– At this point in time, we do not have effective disease-modifying agents for Alzheimer’s disease
– Referral for accurate and early diagnosis is essential rather than waiting for a clinical diagnosis with more advanced disease
– Management of behaviour issues should be non-pharmacological if possible
– If absolutely necessary, low dose risperidone may help but monitor; try to wean off the agent when possible
– Future diagnosis of AD will be based on biomarker identification such as amyloid or Tau PET and CSF analysis

 

 

 

Host: Dr David Lim, GP and Medical Educator

 

Total time: 24 mins

 

Guest: Dr Roger Clarnette, Geriatrician; Medical Director, Clinical Trials Division; Consultant Physician, Department of Community and Geriatric Medicine, Fremantle Hospital and Health Service
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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