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Relapse risk after discontinuation of risperidone in Alzheimer’s disease
Background: Among patients with Alzheimer’s disease who have had a response to antipsychotic medication for psychosis or agitation-aggression, the risk of a recurrence of symptoms after discontinuation of the medication has not been established.; Methods: Patients with Alzheimer’s disease and psychosis or agitation-aggression received open-label treatment with risperidone for 16 weeks. Those who had a […]
The antipsychotic discontinuation in Alzheimer disease trial: clinical rationale and study design
Objectives: : Research studies on the effects of discontinuing antipsychotic medications in patients with dementia have not identified specific target symptoms or response to antipsychotics prior to discontinuation. The Antipsychotic Discontinuation in Alzheimer Disease (ADAD) trial addresses these issues in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter risperidone treatment and discontinuation trial. In Phase A, AD patients […]
Effect of second-generation antipsychotics on caregiver burden in Alzheimer’s disease
Background: Alzheimer’s disease (AD) imposes a severe burden upon patients and their caregivers. Severity of psychiatric symptoms and behavioral disturbances is an important determinant of caregivers’ experience of burden. These symptoms may be improved with atypical antipsychotic treatment.; Objective: Data from the Clinical Antipsychotic Trials of Intervention Effectiveness-Alzheimer’s Disease (CATIE-AD) trial were used to evaluate […]
Efficacy of Souvenaid in mild Alzheimer’s disease: results from a randomized, controlled trial
Souvenaid aims to improve synapse formation and function. An earlier study in patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) showed that Souvenaid increased memory performance after 12 weeks in drug-naïve patients with mild AD. The Souvenir II study was a 24-week, randomized, controlled, double-blind, parallel-group, multi-country trial to confirm and extend previous findings in drug-naïve patients with […]
Treating neuropsychiatric symptoms in dementia with Lewy bodies: a randomized controlled-trial
Sensitivity to psychotropic medications presents a therapeutic challenge when treating neuropsychiatric symptoms in patients with dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB). We compared under randomized, double-blinded conditions the tolerability and efficacy of citalopram and risperidone in the treatment of behavioral and psychotic symptoms in patients with DLB and Alzheimer disease (AD). Thirty-one participants with DLB and […]