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    Does certain medication have any role to play as far as improving cognitive decline in those with mild to moderate forms of dementia?

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    Question: Does certain medication have any role to play as far as improving cognitive decline in those with mild to moderate forms of dementia?

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    One of the most common causes for the development of dementia in elderly is Alzheimer's disease (Seltzer, 2010). Naturally, most recent therapeutic efforts have been focusing on the development of drugs that either prevent or dispel the build-up of Amyloid β (Seltzer, 2010). On the other hand, in order to increase adherence to medication regimens in patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease, a long-lasting release form of the cholinesterase inhibitor drug galantamine has been used recently (Seltzer, ...

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    Alzheimer's disease is assessed in this posting. It discusses medications used improve cognitive decline. References are also listed to promote research.

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