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1.75 CME Credit

Managing Agitation in Alzheimer’s Dementia: Current and Future Approaches

Agitation is among the most common behavioral symptoms among patients with dementia, including Alzheimer’s dementia. Agitation in Alzheimer’s dementia (AAD) exacts a significant burden on patients, caregivers, and the health care system because it is associated with not only greater morbidity and mortality, but also a faster cognitive and functional decline. AAD is a leading predictor of which individuals with dementia will be transferred to residential care. It places a high burden on caregivers—leading to reduced quality of life, depression, lower productivity—and higher indirect costs. Pri-Med is offering a multicomponent curriculum on AAD, composed of activities that cover a range of topics, from epidemiology, etiology, clinical presentation, and diagnosis to nonpharmacological and pharmacological treatments and guideline recommendations. We hope you take advantage of these activities and come back often as we will continue to add new activities throughout 2023 and beyond. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on November 30, 2022 and they are subject to change as new information is published.


CME Information

1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, 1.75 ABIM MOC or 1.65 AANP, including 0.81 AANP Pharm

Release Date: 1/20/2023

Available for credit until 7/14/2024

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the epidemiology of agitation associated with dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease and its burden on patients, caregivers, and the healthcare system
  • Recognize causes and clinical presentation of agitation associated with dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease
  • Identify recommended nonpharmacological interventions for agitation associated with dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease
  • Review the efficacy and tolerability of currently available pharmacotherapies for agitation associated with dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease
  • Discuss the mechanism of action and available efficacy and safety data for emerging therapies for agitation associated with dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease



5 Courses

Faculty Disclosures

Pierre N. Tariot, MD

Banner Alzheimer’s Institute
Alzheimer’s Prevention Initiative
Research Professor of Psychiatry
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Phoenix, Arizona

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Pallavi Joshi, DO, MA

Geriatric Psychiatrist
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute 
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Associate Program Director, Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Phoenix, Arizona

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Supporters and Partners

Commercial Supporter

Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. and Lundbeck

Education Partner

Miller Medical Communications, LLC

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Managing Agitation in Alzheimer’s Dementia: Current and Future Approaches