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In view of the cholinergic deficits present in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD), a widely investigated treatment strategy for the cognitive deficits in AD is cholinergic stimulation. Although nicotinic cholinergic receptor binding has been demonstrated to be deficient in the AD brain, the predominant theoretical and therapeutic focus to date has been(More)
We examined the effects on sleep and memory of a nighttime dose of triazolam, 0.125 mg, in seven subjects with Alzheimer's disease (AD) who were reported by caregivers to be frequently up at night. Subjects were admitted to an intermediate care hospital ward for the 8-day ABA design protocol (placebo baseline-drug-placebo washout). Drug or placebo was given(More)
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