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15:30 - 17:30 30 May 2012

Centre for Ageing and Mental Health Sciences Seminar: Memantine for agitation in Alzheimer's disease the MAGD trial

Location

G04 | Charles Bell House (link Map)
UCL | 67-73 Riding House Street | W1W 7EJ |

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Ticketing: Open

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Professor Gill Livingston, Professor Of Psychiatry for Older People, UCL

Agitation is a major problem in patients with dementia. Many of the current pharmcological treatments are ineffective or have high morbidity - e.g. CSM 2004 atypical antipsychotics. A recent Cochrane review and 2 industry RCTs have indicated possible benefit for Memantine in agitation but none have looked at under 12 weeks. NICE have suggested behavioural benefit of Memantine need further trials. The study aimed to evaluate whether Memantine can benefit agitation over 3 months which would have significant advantages for morbidity, placement, quality of care and cost if this effect can be pragmatically shown.


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Dr Liz Sampson
+44 (0)20 7679 9730 | e.sampson@ucl.ac.uk


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