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Current and Emerging Solutions to Challenges in the Management of Alzheimer's Disease

Alireza Atri, Danielle Goldfarb, Simon Sheard, Lynn Shaughnessy
Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 2019 December 3, 80 (6)
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​​​​Effective multifactorial management of Alzheimer's disease (AD) requires a triadic alliance of the clinician, the patient, and the patient's family and/or care partner(s). During the evaluation process and when the diagnosis of AD is delivered, these parties must work together to set goals and develop care plans. Care plans should be designed to help the patient maintain safety and autonomy as long as he or she can and, once autonomy is no longer possible, to allow the patient and care partner(s) to experience as much comfort and the best possible quality of life for as long as possible. In this Academic Highlights, faculty members from neurology, psychiatry, neuropsychology, and primary care share their recommendations, supported by current evidence and guidelines, for handling the complexities of providing care for patients with AD.

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