Dementia Today.net

Site updated at Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Living with Dementia

Emotional Distress

Antidepressant holds promise in treating Alzheimer’s agitation

An antidepressant medication has shown potential in treating symptoms of agitation that occur with Alzheimer’s disease and in alleviating caregivers’ stress, according to a multi-site U.S.- Canada study.

“Up to 90 per cent of people with dementia experience symptoms of agitation such as emotional distress, restlessness, aggression or irritability, which is upsetting for patients… Antidepressant holds promise in treating Alzheimer’s agitation   



Living with dementia

amyloid β1 - morphometry1 - anxiety1 - memantine1 - cognitive enhancement1 - huntington disease2 - arthritis1 - brain tissue biopsy1 - predict dementia2 - huntingtons disease4 - motoric cognitive risk syndrome1 - late-onset alzheimers disease1 - cinnamon1 - emotional symptoms1 - aggression or irritability1 - alpha-synuclein7 - emotional distress1 - hospice2 - sinus issues1 - miller fisher1 - vitamin b-11 - tuberculosis1 - lethal condition1 - hay fever1 - beta-amyloid8 - age-related cognitive disorders1 - protective effect1 - cytokine storm1 - neuritic plaque1 - wernicke's syndrome10 -