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The Link Between Pain and Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD)

Treating patients with severe dementia is complex and challenging. The frustrating reality is that these individuals are usually unable to communicate basic needs. In turn, unmet needs contribute to the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) — in particular, agitation, aggression (verbal and/or physical), apathy, and depression.1,2 BPSD are disruptive and distressing to the […]

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Auvelity (dextromethorphan-bupropion) – A New, Fast-Acting Antidepressant

One of the problems with starting traditional antidepressants in hospice patients is that they might take too long to start working (typically a few weeks) and/or reach their full effect (up to 8 weeks). To get around this, some hospice clinicians will prescribe methylphenidate or ketamine to treat depression more rapidly; the onsets are about […]

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