This video discusses the diagnostic criteria, risk factors, pathology and neuroimaging findings in Alzheimer's disease. The differential diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia is also discussed.
This video reviews the evidence base, including Cochrane review, for the role of antidepressants in the treatment of agitation and psychosis in dementia.
This video discusses how to assess driving ability in the geriatric patient, including assessing for hearing and vision loss and increased reaction time, often causing decreased cognitive awareness and family conflict related to driving.
This video reviews the Cochrane review for the role of atypical antipsychotics for agitation, aggression, and psychosis in dementia including Alzheimer disease.
This video discusses bedside screening for cognitive impairment. Although the MMSE is the standard assessment tool for diagnosing dementia, cognitive deficits can be assessed with a few simple questions.
This video discusses behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia, including Capgras and Fregoli syndromes. The differential diagnosis of agitation, wandering, hallucinations, and paranoia in the older patient population is also discussed.
This video discusses the differential diagnosis of bereavement and major depressive disorder. In DSM-5, the 2-month exclusion criteria are eliminated.
This video discusses the role of cholinesterase inhibitors in Alzheimer disease and a meta-analysis of 10 studies, including comparisons of efficacy and adverse events of these medications.
This video discusses the clinical dehydration assessment in older patients, including signs and symptoms and early intervention.