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Dementia patients have many of the same

However, the addition of memantine to the above mentioned acetylcholinesterase inhibitors being given to mild to moderate alzheimer’s patients was no more effective than placebo.

Memantine (Namenda) is a drug of a different class and works best in patients with moderate to severe Alzheimer’s.

Causes of parasol umbrella Dementia

There are many different causes of dementia, which often result because of external or internal damage or changes to the brain. This could include conditions such as: deficiency in vitamin B and folic acid, decreased supply of oxygen, thyroid problems, infections, anemia,depression and heart conditions. Physical exercise also benefits patients.

Four medicines classified as acetylcholinesterase inhibitors have been approved by the FDA for dementia by Alzheimer’s and include: Tacrine (Cognex), donepezil (Aricept), galantamine (Razadyne), and rivastigmine (Exelon).
. Donepezil is expected to delay the onset of AD for about one year in people suffering from mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Other mental stimulation therapies may include: simple games, picture observation, reading to patients, and other techniques. Rivastigmine was also effective but side-effects occurred in approximately 50 percent of patients for the 6-12mg dosages, with 25 percent needing to be taken off the drug.

Dementia patients have many of the same physical ailments as non-dementia seniors to include chronic, persistent pain.The most common causes of dementia include:

Diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and strokes. Management for dementia falls under three main categories: pharmacotherapy,nonpharmacological therapy, and improved caregiver services.

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