Patient & resident profiles:
A look into PD psychosis
Meet Peter: A 69-year-old man, diagnosed with PD 8 years ago
- Peter is seeing snakes in and around the house, mostly in the evening
- He acknowledges that what he is seeing is not real, but he is still afraid and doesn’t want to step on them
- His wife is noticing that he is stumbling to avoid stepping on snakes that are not there. She is not sure what to do
How can you treat Peter?
Treat Peter with NUPLAZID® (pimavanserin) 34 mg at first sign of symptoms.1
Meet Patricia: A 76-year-old woman, diagnosed with PD 10 years ago
- Patricia is convinced her house has been taken over by mice, and she repeatedly asks her children to call the exterminators
- Quetiapine* was added in the evening
- Patricia is still having hallucinations and delusions, and her children would like to explore other treatment options
What can you do for Patricia?
Try another option for her PD-related hallucinations and delusions.
REASSESS PATRICIA'S TREATMENT.
Start NUPLAZID 34 mg now.1
*Quetiapine does not have FDA approval for PD psychosis.2
Meet Anne: An 82-year-old woman with moderate renal impairment
- Anne is currently on carbidopa/levodopa
- She is refusing to eat because she is seeing bugs in her food and has started hitting her tray away from the staff at mealtime
- She has anxiety and has been prescribed a benzodiazepine
How can you help Anne?
PD-related hallucinations and delusions distort what is real.3
HELP RESTORE REALITY.
After confirmation of Anne’s PD diagnosis, treat her with NUPLAZID 34 mg at the first sign of PD psychosis.1,4