ABSTRACT

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a progressive and fatal dementia of unknown cause characterized by loss of cognitive and physical functioning, commonly with behavior or noncognitive symptoms. Noncognitive symptoms associated with Alzheimers disease and related dementias consist of mood sisterbances, psychosis, altered sexual behavior, personality changes, agitation, aggression, pacing, wandering, , changed sleep patterns, and appetite disturbances. These noncognitive symptoms of dementia are common, disabling to both the patient and the carer. physicians will often play a major role in diagnosing and treating dementia and related disorders in the community. Accurate treatment of noncognitive symptoms is important. Accordingly, we reviewed the available pharmacotherapy in the clinical management of noncognitive symptoms of dementia.

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