Developing treatment guidelines for Alzheimer's disease and other dementias depends primarily on a literature review. A recent review suggests that tacrine is modestly effective in treating cognitive symptoms and that neuroleptic drugs are modestly effective in treating agitation and aggression. Few randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials of other agents used for the treatment of cognitive and noncognitive symptoms of dementia have been performed. A variety of behavioral/environmental interventions show modest but nonspecific effects in treating Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia. Family-focused support interventions are moderately effective and may delay nursing home placement.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of Clinical Psychiatry|
|Issue number||SUPPL. 14|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1996|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychiatry and Mental health