Cognitive rehabilitation combined with drug treatment in Alzheimer's disease patients: a pilot study

@article{Bottino2005CognitiveRC,
  title={Cognitive rehabilitation combined with drug treatment in Alzheimer's disease patients: a pilot study},
  author={C{\'a}ssio Machado Campos Bottino and Isabel A. M. Carvalho and Ana Maria M A Alvarez and Renata Thomas {\'A}vila and Patr{\'i}cia Ribeiro Zukauskas and Sonia E Zevallos Bustamante and Fl{\'a}via C Andrade and S{\'e}rgio Ricardo Hototian and Fabiana Saffi and C{\^a}ndida Helena P. Camargo},
  journal={Clinical Rehabilitation},
  year={2005},
  volume={19},
  pages={861 - 869}
}
Objective: To study the efficacy of cognitive rehabilitation combined with acetylcholinesterase inhibitor (AChE-I) treatment in patients with mild Alzheimer's disease and their relatives. Method: Thirteen patients with mild Alzheimer's disease treated with rivastigmine 6-12 mg/day for more than two months started cognitive rehabilitation training. Before and after the cognitive rehabilitation training patients were assessed through cognitive tests, activities of daily living scale… 
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