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What Can Be Done to Slow Progression of Dementia in the Elderly?

Title: What Can Be Done to Slow Progression of Dementia in the Elderly?.
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Name(s): Parker, Alex, author
Rodríguez, Jose, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2009
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Cholinesterase inhibitors alone or in combination with memantine delay the rate of nursing home admissions among elderly patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD), but have no statistical influence on mortality. (SOR B, based on an observational study.) Cholinesterase inhibitors are associated with small improvements in cognition and function in patients with AD when compared with placebo (SOR A, based on a meta-analysis.) The total societal medical cost of donepezil therapy is comparable to the cost of placebo. (SOR B, based on 1 randomized controlled trial [RCT].)
Identifier: FSU_migr_fmr-0015 (IID)
Keywords: dementia, cholinesterase inhibitors, memantine
Note: Originally published in Evidence Based Practice
Citation: Parker, A., & Rodríguez, J. E. (2009). What can be done to slow progression of dementia in the elderly? Evidence Based Practice 12(11): 9-10.
Subject(s): Chemicals
Drugs
Medical sciences
Nervous system -- Diseases
Neurology
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_fmr-0015
Host Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Family Medicine and Rural Health Faculty Publications.
Is Part Of: Evidence Based Practice.
Issue: 11, 12

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Parker, A., & Rodríguez, J. (2009). What Can Be Done to Slow Progression of Dementia in the Elderly? Evidence Based Practice. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_fmr-0015