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Alzheimer\'s Treatments -- General Overview


Treatment Strategies for the Behavioral Symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease: Focus o...

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The impact of behavioral symptoms associated with Alzheimer's disease is substantial. These symptoms contribute to diminished quality of life for patients and caregivers and increase the cost of care READ MORE

Alzheimer's Drugs -- Fact & Fiction

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There are two main categories of drugs for treating Alzheimer's, i.e.: (1) Cholinesterase inhibitors These include the prescription drugs Aricept/donepezil, Razadyne/galantamine, and Exelon/riva READ MORE

Progress update: Pharmacological treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.

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A number of drugs have been approved for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and a larger number are being studied as possible therapies. The current mainstays of the pharmacotherapy of AD are READ MORE

Management of Alzheimer's Disease

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ALZHEIMER'S disease (AD) is a devastating and debilitating neurodegenerative condition and the most common cause of dementia in the elderly. AD may not be a single disease but rather a group of diseas READ MORE

Persistent treatment with cholinesterase inhibitors and/or memantine slows clini...

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Abstract (provisional) Introduction There are no empiric data to support guidelines for duration of therapy with antidementia drugs. This study examined if persistent use of antidementia drugs s READ MORE

Recent advances in dementia research

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Recent reports from the 2008 International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease and numerous articles indicate substantial progress in the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease. However, the pro READ MORE

Slow the progress of Alzheimer's

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How to Slow the Progress of Alzheimer's Disease -- 5 things that can help your parent maintain independence longer By Paula Spencer, Caring.com senior editor Quick summary The memory loss a READ MORE

Medications for Alzheimer’s Disease

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The information provided here is meant to give you a general idea about each of the medications listed below. Only the most general side effects are included, so ask your healthcare provider if you ne READ MORE

Buying time for Alzheimer's patients

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When a loved one has Alzheimer's disease, time takes on new significance. Every day that he or she can hold onto old memories or stay out of a nursing home becomes a gift. Thanks to new treatments and READ MORE

Medications Used to Treat Mild, Moderate, and Severe Alzheimer's Symptoms

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Though Alzheimer's is a disease without a cure, several drug treatments have been approved by the FDA to treat its effects. The drugs commonly used to treat Alzheimer's disease fall into two types: READ MORE

What treatments are available for Alzheimer's disease?

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What treatments are available for Alzheimer's disease? At present, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease. However, there are drugs available that may slow the cognitive decline of the disease an READ MORE
Articles that discuss the management of dementia patients, including current and emerging approaches.
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