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How do I convert from brexpiprazole to aripiprazole?

Earlier this year, the FDA expanded the list of approved indications for brexpiprazole (Rexulti®) to include the treatment of dementia-related agitation due to Alzheimer’s disease, making it the first antipsychotic (or any drug class for that matter) to gain FDA approval for treating agitation in patients with any type of dementia. Despite its new approval, […]

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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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