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Drug May Delay Nursing Home Placement for Dementia Patients

...eport finding that treating dementia patients with cholinesterase inhibitors (ChE-Is) may delay placement into nursing homes and provide improved quality of life while helping preserve personal and societal resources. “Dementia is a very debilitating condition,” said co-author Ross Andel of the USF School of Agi...

Memory Clinics are Diverting NHS Resources from High Quality Care

...nd Clinical Excellence (NICE) has recommended that cholinesterase inhibitors should be available to people with mild...ecommended that the NHS should no longer prescribe cholinesterase inhibitors because they do not provide value for money. But after hostile reactions from clinicia...

Differing Ideas on Management of Alzheimer’s diseas

...ellence (NICE) had recommended treatments known as cholinesterase inhibitors for patients with mild-to-moderate Alzh...Britain by Shire Pharmaceuticals Group are leading cholinesterase inhibitors. Pelosi added, "Whatever the final outcome of NICE's deliberations, the human and financ...

NHS To Continue Providing Alzheimer's Drugs

...vided to people suffering from the disease. The cholinesterase inhibitors called the rivastigmine, galantamine, donepezil,and memantine can serve to alleviate Alzheimer's symptoms, but they are not considered cost effective by the NHS, as its per day cost is at £2.50 per patient. Memantine which provides relief ...

Compound From Cyanobacterium Can Fight Alzheimer’

...re is no cure for Alzheimer's at present, although cholinesterase inhibitors have shown promise for delaying or prev...tocarboline, was shown to be a potent inhibitor of cholinesterase - a brain chemical thought to be important for memory and thinking - whose breakdown has been associ...

Researchers Present Ways To Reduce The Risk Of Dementia

...drugs, estrogen replacement therapy and the use of cholinesterase inhibitors in cognitively intact populations, were also discussed. The authors also examined the possibility that increased risk of dementia might be associated with high or low (as opposed to medium) levels on several risk factors including blood gl...

The Counter Effect Of Alzheimer's Drug

...so known as Seroquel), 25 received rivastigmine (a cholinesterase inhibitor also known as Exelon), and 29 received a placebo. Patients were monitored for agitation and cognition levels at baseline, six weeks, and 26 weeks.Neither of the groups showed any significant improvement in agitation after six or 26 weeks co...

Cholesterol Drug Found To Slow Alzheimer’s Progressio

...lacebo. All of the patients in the study also took cholinesterase inhibitors, which are the only FDA-approved drugs for mild to moderate Alzheimer’s. Previous studies have shown that high cholesterol is a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease. Results from this study showed that more than 50 percent of patients who ...

Drug Effective for Vascular Dementia

... VaD patients may also benefit from treatment with cholinesterase inhibitors. Cholinesterase inhibitors are often us...his study, investigators studied the effect of the cholinesterase inhibitor donepezil on people with a probable or possible diagnosis of VaD. About 600 patients with ...

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