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Safety and efficacy of methylphenidate for apathy in Alzheimer’s disease: A randomized, placebo-controlled trial

Objective: In a recent crossover trial, methylphenidate treatment decreased apathy in Alzheimer’s disease. We further assessed this finding in the Apathy in Dementia Methylphenidate Trial (ADMET). Method: Six-week, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled multicenter trial enrolling Alzheimer’s disease participants (NINCDS-ADRDA criteria) with apathy assigned to methylphenidate 20 mg daily or placebo, conducted from June 2010 to December […]

Effect of methylphenidate on attention in apathetic AD patients in a randomized, placebo-controlled trial

Background: Little is known about the effect of methylphenidate (MPH) on attention in Alzheimer’s disease (AD). MPH has shown to improve apathy in AD, and both apathy and attention have been related to dopaminergic function. The goal was to investigate MPH effects on attention in AD and assess the relationship between attention and apathy responses.; […]