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Agitation

Study Helps Explain ‘Sundowning,’ an Anxiety Syndrome in Elderly Dementia Patients

New research provides the best evidence to date that the late-day anxiety and agitation sometimes seen in older institutionalized adults, especially those with dementia, has a biological basis in the brain.

The findings could help explain “sundowning,” a syndrome in which older adults show high levels of anxiety, agitation, general activity and delirium in… Study Helps Explain ‘Sundowning,’ an Anxiety Syndrome in Elderly Dementia Patients   



JAMA study shows medication to treat agitation for Alzheimer disease shows mixed results

The results of a Journal of the American Medical Association study offer a glimmer of hope to families caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers at the University of Rochester, Johns Hopkins University, and six other academic medical centers found that a high dose of a common antidepressant drug (citalopram) significantly reduced… JAMA study shows medication to treat agitation for Alzheimer disease shows mixed results   



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