About This Initiative

Welcome to MoreThanCognition.com—an educational website created by and for healthcare professionals (HCPs) involved in the management of people with dementia-related hallucinations and delusions.

The goal of MoreThanCognition.com is to provide evidence that dementia reaches far beyond the effects of aging and cognition. Through the use of engaging multimedia resources, HCPs can expect to accomplish the following:

  • Understand the prevalence of hallucinations and delusions across the dementias
  • Gain insights into the potential burden and consequences of neuropsychiatric symptoms—including hallucinations and delusions—for people with dementia, their caregivers, and society
  • Enhance knowledge of the proposed neurobiology of hallucinations and delusions across the dementias
  • Recognize the unmet medical needs for people experiencing hallucinations and delusions in dementia

The hope is to spark a new conversation among HCPs—and with patients and their caregivers—that will directly benefit all those affected by dementia-related hallucinations and delusions.


A panel of renowned neurologists and psychiatrists was assembled by Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc. to develop resources for healthcare professionals about the prevalence, neurobiology, and consequences of dementia-related hallucinations and delusions.


Touro University
Vallejo, CA
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Athens, OH
Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
Las Vegas, NV
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, NY
St. Louis University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Jacobo Mintzer


Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC
University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle, WA
Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
Las Vegas, NV
Banner Medical Group
Phoenix, AZ
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Phoenix, AZ

Additional Contributors

Additional Contributor(s)

Alireza Atri


Banner Sun Health Research Institute
Sun City, AZ
Caregiver and daughter of Betty, who is living with Alzheimer's disease dementia and experiencing hallucinations and delusions
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Washington, DC

Paid consultant(s) of Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc.