Developing treatment guidelines for Alzheimer's disease and other dementias

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Abstract

Developing treatment guidelines for Alzheimer's disease and other dementias depends primarily on a literature review. A recent review suggests that tacrine is modestly effective in treating cognitive symptoms and that neuroleptic drugs are modestly effective in treating agitation and aggression. Few randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials of other agents used for the treatment of cognitive and noncognitive symptoms of dementia have been performed. A variety of behavioral/environmental interventions show modest but nonspecific effects in treating Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia. Family-focused support interventions are moderately effective and may delay nursing home placement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-38
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Psychiatry
Volume57
Issue numberSUPPL. 14
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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