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Q1. Mrs. William’s daughter is concerned about the behavioral disturbances that can be associated with progressive dementia. Discuss at least two disturbances that are associated with progressive dementia and their treatment recommendations. Please provide one medication, trade, and generic name for each of the behavioral disturbances on your list.

Mr. Lacy is a 65-year-old man diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD) five years ago. His disease has progressed over the years, and it is recommended that he be treated with levodopa.

Q4. What drug is most commonly combined with levodopa and why?

Q5. What other drugs can be used for the treatment of PD?

A 50-year-old man has developed depression after the death of his wife. He has been prescribed venlafaxine (Effexor XR) 75 mg PO once a day.

Q6. How does venlafaxine differ from tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs)? What adverse effects might this patient expect with venlafaxine?

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