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Re: Grandma developed severe dementia Lamdage22

Posted by SLS on November 30, 2017, at 8:29:10

In reply to Re: Grandma developed severe dementia, posted by Lamdage22 on November 30, 2017, at 2:57:07

> She is very demanding, she does not want to be alone...
>
> I dont think that she is agitated as of now. I heard the same thing... That nothing can be done anyway.
>
> Antidementiva are even more controversial than Antidepressants.

Well, we are still a few years away from a robustly effective Alzheimer's drug coming to market, although there are a few candidates that work to actually reduce amyloid plaques (aducanumab). They demonstrate an ability to improve cognition in rats bred to simulate dementia. In the meantime, I don't disagree with the use of a cholinesterase inhibitor with memantine.

It is unfortunate that there is still any controversy at all as to whether or not antidepressant are effective in treating certain mental illnesses. However, I would argue that many doctors do not use them properly.


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