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Session Description: This session will discuss the pathophysiology evaluation of Alzheimer’s dementia, other dementias, and their associated mood disorders with current diagnostic approaches, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved and off-label medications most commonly used. Approaches to initiating, titrating, tapering, and switching pharmacotherapy accordingly to each case will be discussed. Presenters will introduce clinical cases, presented by a clinician and a pharmacist as part of the interprofessional approach.
Apply treatment guidelines and novel approaches when assessing and managing dementia and their associated mood disorders (e.g., depression, psychosis)
Identify the strengths and utility of a clinical pharmacist in an interprofessional setting to optimize patient care and outcomes
Acknowledge new trends in the horizons for diagnosing dementia
Speaker(s): Kenya M. Rivas, MD Joshua Caballero, PharmD
Reference(s): 1. Kawas CH. Clinical Practice. Early Alzheimer's Disease. N Engl J Med 2003; 349:10562. Hebert LE, Scherr PA, Brenias JL, et al. Alzheimer Disease in the US population: prevalence estimates using the 2000 census. Arch Neurol 2003; 60: 11193. American Psychiatric Assiciation Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fifth edition (DSM-5), American Psychiatric Association, Arlington, VA 2013.
Assistant Professor of Geriatrics,
Nova Southeastern University Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine