Tag Archives: ChEIs: Cholinesterase Inhibitors

Weight Loss Associated with Cholinesterase Inhibitors for Dementia (Journal of the American Geriatrics Society)

Summary Research following persons with dementia aged 65 and older, between 2007 to 2010, compared weight loss in individuals prescribed cholinesterase inhibitors against weight loss in persons prescribed other medications. Individuals taking cholinesterase inhibitors had a higher risk of weight … Continue reading

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Pharmacological Treatments for Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in Alzheimer’s Disease (Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry)

Summary This systematic review investigates the efficacy and safety of various pharmacological treatments for neuropsychiatric symptoms in Alzheimer’s Disease patients. It concludes that cholinesterase inhibitors (ChEIs) and atypical antipsychotics could improve neuropsychiatric symptoms in these patients, but with poor patient … Continue reading

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Combination Therapy with Cholinesterase Inhibitors and Memantine (Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra)

Summary This systematic review investigates the efficacy and safety of combination therapy with N-methyl-D-aspartic acid antagonists (memantine) and cholinesterase inhibitors (ChEIs) for treatment of dementia, compared to monotherapy with either memantine or a ChEI. Combination therapy appears to offer statistically … Continue reading

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