Managing cognition in progressive supranuclear palsy

Rittman, Timothy, Coyle-Gilchrist, Ian T. S. ORCID: and Rowe, James B. (2016) Managing cognition in progressive supranuclear palsy. Neurodegenerative Disease Management, 6 (6). pp. 499-508. ISSN 1758-2024

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Cognitive impairment is integral to the syndrome of progressive supranuclear palsy. It is most commonly described as a frontal dysexecutive syndrome but other impairments include apathy, impulsivity, visuospatial and memory functions. Cognitive dysfunction may be exacerbated by mood disturbance, medication and communication problems. In this review we advocate an individualized approach to managing cognitive impairment in progressive supranuclear palsy with the education of caregivers as a central component. Specific cognitive and behavioral treatments are complemented by treatment of mood disturbances, rationalizing medications and a patient-centered approach to communication. This aims to improve patients’ quality of life, reduce carer burden and assist people with progressive supranuclear palsy in decisions about their life and health, including discussions of feeding and end-of-life issues.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 12 May 2023 11:31
Last Modified: 15 May 2023 13:30
DOI: 10.2217/nmt-2016-0027

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