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Safety and tolerability of donepezil 23 mg in moderate to severe Alzheimer’s disease
Background: Donepezil 23 mg/d, recently approved in the United States for treatment of moderate to severe Alzheimer’s disease (AD), was developed to address the need for an additional treatment option for patients with advanced AD. This report, based on a pivotal phase 3 study, presents a detailed analysis of the safety and tolerability of increasing […]
Spine Surgery under general anesthesia may not increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease
Background: Volatile anesthetics cause Alzheimer’s disease (AD)-like neuropathology in animals. We determined whether spine surgery under general anesthesia and anesthetic choice contributed to AD development.; Methods: We searched the Clinical Data Repository of the University of Virginia for patients receiving spine surgery from January 1, 1992 to March 1, 2004. Patients with newly-diagnosed AD after […]
Postmenopausal hormone therapy and subclinical cerebrovascular disease: the WHIMS-MRI Study
Objective: The Women’s Health Initiative Memory Study (WHIMS) hormone therapy (HT) trials reported that conjugated equine estrogen (CEE) with or without medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) increases risk for all-cause dementia and global cognitive decline. WHIMS MRI measured subclinical cerebrovascular disease as a possible mechanism to explain cognitive decline reported in WHIMS.; Methods: We contacted 2,345 women […]
Predicting road test performance in drivers with dementia
Objectives: To develop a cognitive and functional screening battery for the on-road performance of older drivers with dementia.; Design: Prospective observational study.; Setting: On-road driving evaluation clinic at an academic rehabilitation center.; Participants: Ninety-nine older people with dementia (63% male, mean age 74.2 ± 9), referred by community physicians to an occupational therapy driving clinic.; […]
Comparison of patient therapy adherence of two structural different memory clinics
There are more than 100 memory clinics established in Germany, Austria and German-speaking Switzerland. We compared the impact of the structure of two German memory clinics (Erlangen and Nuremberg) on therapeutic outcome. 483 patients suffering from dementia with indication for antidementive therapy were included in this study. The data ascertainment included patient-related data, the mini […]
Midlife alcohol consumption and later risk of cognitive impairment: a twin follow-up study
In this prospective follow-up study, we monitored the effects of midlife alcohol consumption and drinking patterns on cognitive impairment risks in late life. 1,486 subjects recruited from the Finnish Twin Cohort were included in the analyses. Alcohol consumption data was obtained with structured questionnaires in 1975 and 1981, and subjects were contacted between 1999 and […]