ITEMS IN AFP WITH KEYWORD:

Dementia

Jul 01, 2021 Issue
Pharmacologic Management of Agitation in Patients with Dementia [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and risperidone are moderately effective at decreasing agitation in all types of dementia. Olanzapine and risperidone reduce dementia-related agitation much longer than placebo. Dextromethorphan/quinidine may be effective at reducing agitation in patients with dementia.


Mar 1, 2021 Issue
Structural MRI for the Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer Disease in Patients with MCI [Cochrane for Clinicians]

There is insufficient evidence to recommend structural brain magnetic resonance imaging to diagnose Alzheimer disease in patients with mild cognitive impairment.


Feb 1, 2021 Issue
Brief Cognitive Testing in the Detection and Diagnosis of Clinical Alzheimer-Type Dementia [Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews]

In adults with suspected cognitive impairment, what is the utility of brief cognitive testing in detecting clinical Alzheimer-type dementia and distinguishing it from mild cognitive impairment or normal cognition?


Dec 1, 2020 Issue
Some Drugs Slightly Improve Cognition in People with Dementia; Effects on Behavioral or Psychological Symptoms Remain Unclear [POEMs]

Some treatments can improve cognition on research scales, but daily function will not be affected in a noticeable way. Managing behavioral or psychological issues with medication is not supported by current evidence


May 15, 2020 Issue
Nonpharmacologic Approaches Are Better Than Medication to Control Aggression and Agitation in Dementia [POEMs]

Nonpharmacologic approaches to agitation or aggression in patients with dementia are more effective than medication (e.g., haloperidol). Outdoor activities, multidisciplinary care, and massage and touch therapy with or without music are all effective.


Sep 15, 2019 Issue
Diagnosing Dementia and Clarifying Goals of Care [Lown Right Care: Reducing Overuse and Underuse]

A collaboration between AFP and the Lown Institute promotes a vision of delivering heath care that is based on the evidence, balanced in its approach, and focused on the patient.


May 1, 2019 Issue
Vaginitis, Coronary Artery Disease, Hypertension in Children, COPD, Alzheimer Disease [AFP Clinical Answers]

Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians.


Apr 1, 2019 Issue
Palliative Care in Advanced Dementia [Curbside Consultation]

What is the best way for family physicians to determine prognosis and applicability of palliative care for patients with dementia?


Feb 1, 2019 Issue
Behavior Issues, Skin Cancer, Adolescent Depression, Prostate Cancer, Deprescribing Antipsychotics [AFP Clinical Answers]

Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians.


Jan 1, 2019 Issue
Pharmacologic Interventions for Apathy in Patients with Alzheimer Disease [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Methylphenidate may improve apathy in select patients with AD (mean difference [MD] = –4.99 on the apathy evaluation scale; 95% confidence interval [CI], –9.55 to –0.43), although the clinical significance associated with these findings remains unclear and the evidence is considered low quality.


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