Agitation and Dementia: Prevention and Treatment Strategies in Acute and Chronic Conditions

Agitation and Dementia: Prevention and Treatment Strategies in Acute and Chronic Conditions
Front Neurol. 2021 Apr 16;12:644317. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2021.644317. eCollection 2021.ABSTRACTAgitation is a behavioral syndrome characterized by increased, often undirected, motor activity, restlessness, aggressiveness, and emotional distress. According to several observations, agitation prevalence ranges from 30 to 50% in Alzheimer's disease, 30% in dementia with Lewy bodies, 40% in frontotemporal dementia, and 40% in vascular dementia (VaD). With an overall prevalence of ... read more
Source: PubMedPublished on 2021-05-03By Claudia Carrarini