Recently, Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) saw its first approvals for disease modifying therapy (DMT). With amyloid-beta (Aβ) targeting DMT now a reality, the entire way this condition is viewed and managed is changing. In particular, amyloid-related imaging abnormalities (ARIA), the most common adverse effects seen in DMT trials, are unique to this agent class, raising new questions and considerations across multiple medical specialties. As there is limited formal guidance on how to recognize and mange ARIA, this activity series employs experts in the fields of neurology, radiology, emergency medicine, and primary care to provide insight into how their fields are evolving to accommodate ARIA and to outline individual roles and best practices across specialties. This activity is part of a series of six distinct programs designed to introduce ARIA, detail its recognition and management in specific clinical settings, and ultimately optimize collaborative care.
This activity finishes out the series by first providing an abbreviated outline of what has been addressed across activities 1-5 followed by a multidisciplinary discussion of questions and considerations that may impact the team-based execution of discussed strategies.