Reaching the population with dementia drugs: what are the challenges?

  title={Reaching the population with dementia drugs: what are the challenges?},
  author={Fiona E. Matthews and Ian G. McKeith and John Bond and Carol Brayne},
  journal={International journal of geriatric psychiatry},
  volume={22 7},
BACKGROUND Systematic evidence became available in the late 1990s on efficacy of cholinesterase inhibitors (CHEIs) for patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease (AD) and they began to be used sporadically. Since January 2001 UK based guidelines indicated that one of three cholinesterase inhibitors (CHEIs) could be prescribed for these patients. Since then the cost of prescription in England and Wales has risen. There has been little investigation of uptake at the population level… CONTINUE READING

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