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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 […]
Extended results of the Alzheimer’s disease anti-inflammatory prevention trial
Background: Epidemiologic evidence suggests that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) delay onset of Alzheimer’s dementia (AD), but randomized trials show no benefit from NSAIDs in patients with symptomatic AD. The Alzheimer’s Disease Anti-inflammatory Prevention Trial (ADAPT) randomized 2,528 elderly persons to naproxen or celecoxib versus placebo for 2 years (standard deviation = 11 months) before treatments […]
Dementia caregivers’ responses to 2 Internet-based intervention programs
Purpose: The aim of this study was to examine the impact on dementia caregivers’ experienced stress and health status of 2 Internet-based intervention programs.; Design and Methods: Ninety-one dementia caregivers were given the choice of being involved in either an Internet-based chat support group or an Internet-based video conferencing support group. Pre-post outcome measures focused […]
Increased glutamate in the hippocampus after galantamine treatment for Alzheimer disease
Galantamine is a cholinesterase inhibitor and allosteric potentiating ligand modulating presynaptic nicotinic acetylcholine receptors that is used in the treatment of Alzheimer disease (AD). The purpose of this study was to determine if galantamine treatment would result in detectable hippocampal metabolite changes that correlated with changes in cognition, as measured by the Mini-Mental State Examination […]
Effects of rivastigmine on common symptomatology of Alzheimer’s disease (EXPLORE)
Objective: To evaluate, in a real-world clinical setting, the efficacy of rivastigmine in the management of six symptoms commonly associated with Alzheimer’s disease (AD).; Methods: This was a naturalistic, prospective, open-label, multi-centre, post-marketing, observational study. Data were collected by the participating study physicians at their practices across Canada. Subjects had a clinical diagnosis of mild-to-moderate […]
A phase I trial of deep brain stimulation of memory circuits in Alzheimer’s disease
Objective: Alzheimer disease (AD) is characterized by functional impairment in the neural elements and circuits underlying cognitive and memory functions. We hypothesized that fornix/hypothalamus deep brain stimulation (DBS) could modulate neurophysiological activity in these pathological circuits and possibly produce clinical benefits.; Methods: We conducted a phase I trial in 6 patients with mild AD receiving […]