The relationship between donepezil and behavioral disturbances in patients with Alzheimer's disease.

@article{Cummings2000TheRB,
  title={The relationship between donepezil and behavioral disturbances in patients with Alzheimer's disease.},
  author={Jeffrey L. Cummings and Joyce Donohue and Rachelle L Brooks},
  journal={The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry},
  year={2000},
  volume={8 2},
  pages={134-40}
}
The authors tested the hypothesis that behavioral disturbances are reported at significantly lower rates by caregivers of Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients receiving the antidementia drug donepezil, compared with a group of patients receiving no antidementia drug treatment. Patients administered donepezilfor 6 months (n=84) were compared with patients not on donepezil (n=248). Patients taking donepezil had significantly lower levels of behavioral disturbances than patients not receiving this… CONTINUE READING