Drugs & Therapy Perspectives

, Volume 30, Issue 4, pp 130–134

Although pharmacological treatment may have beneficial effects in some patients with dementia, it does not reverse the disease process

Disease Management

DOI: 10.1007/s40267-014-0110-z

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Adis Medical Writers Drugs Ther Perspect (2014) 30: 130. doi:10.1007/s40267-014-0110-z


Dementia is a complex progressive disorder characterized by changes in personality, cognitive impairment and diminished activities of daily living. Early detection and treatment of symptoms is important. Although there is currently no treatment that reverses the disease process, acetylcholinesterase inhibitors are the mainstay of pharmacological treatment for cognitive symptoms.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.AdisAucklandNew Zealand

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