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Donepezil improves gait performance in older adults with mild Alzheimer’s disease: A phase II clinical trial

Background: Gait deficits are prevalent in people with dementia and increase their fall risk and future disability. Few treatments exist for gait impairment in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) but preliminary studies have shown that cognitive enhancers may improve gait in this population. Objective: To determine the efficacy of donepezil, a cognitive enhancer that improves cholinergic activity, […]

Oxytocin for frontotemporal dementia: A randomized dose-finding study of safety and tolerability

Objective: To determine the safety and tolerability of 3 doses of intranasal oxytocin (Syntocinon; Novartis, Bern, Switzerland) administered to patients with frontotemporal dementia (FTD). Methods: We conducted a randomized, parallel-group, double-blind, placebo-controlled study using a dose-escalation design to test 3 clinically feasible doses of intranasal oxytocin (24, 48, or 72 IU) administered twice daily for […]