Effectiveness of Cholinesterase Inhibitors and Memantine for Treating Dementia: Evidence Review for a Clinical Practice Guideline

@article{Raina2008EffectivenessOC,
  title={Effectiveness of Cholinesterase Inhibitors and Memantine for Treating Dementia: Evidence Review for a Clinical Practice Guideline},
  author={P. Raina and P. Santaguida and A. Ismaila and C. Patterson and D. Cowan and M. Levine and L. Booker and M. Oremus},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={148},
  pages={379-397}
}
Dementias have become a major public health concern because of their increasing prevalence, chronicity, caregiver burden, and high personal and financial costs of care. Currently, there are no cures for most dementias. For the most common types (Alzheimer disease, vascular dementia, and mixed dementias), clinicians often prescribe pharmacotherapy to alleviate symptoms and delay disease progression. The pharmacotherapeutic agents available to treat problems associated with dementias (for example… Expand
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