Mental decline in the elderly: pharmacotherapy (ergot alkaloids versus papaverine).

@article{Rosen1975MentalDI,
  title={Mental decline in the elderly: pharmacotherapy (ergot alkaloids versus papaverine).},
  author={Har'el Rosen},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={1975},
  volume={23 4},
  pages={
          169-74
        }
}
This is the first double-blind study in outpatients to evaluate the effectiveness of dihydrogenated ergot alkaloids (DEA) (Hydergine) versus papaverine in the treatment of selected symptoms associated with mental aging. In addition, this is the first study comparing these two pharmacologic agents in relatively young geriatric patients, with a mean age in the mid-sixties. After twelve weeks of treatment, ratings of overall clinical condition and global change showed that the 26 patients given… CONTINUE READING
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