Agitation is a common symptom of Alzheimer’s disease. The 2023 International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA) defines agitation in Alzheimer’s dementia as excessive motor activity (i.e., pacing, rocking, gesturing), verbal aggression (i.e., yelling, speaking in an excessively loud voice, using profanity), or physical aggression (i.e., grabbing, shoving, pushing).1

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