Therapeutic Strategies in Dementia

Therapeutic Strategies in Dementia
Author : Craig W. Ritchie
Publisher : Clinical Pub Serv
Total Pages : 384
Release : 2006-04
ISBN 10 : UOM:39015076155053
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Widely acknowledged as one of the most challenging aspects of dealing with an aging population, the increasing prevalence of cognitive decline in the elderly presents the clinician with a variety of complex therapeutic problems. Alzheimer's disease and other dementias vary in their onset and progression, as do patients in their responsiveness to treatment. In this book, leading experts review the current and evolving therapeutic options, including anti-amyloid therapies, neuroprotective strategies, and symptomatic treatments (both pharmacological and non-pharmacological). Also included are updates on several recent and on-going clinical trials, the development of new biomarkers to aid recognition of disease and earlier intervention, and a discussion of the pharmacoeconomics of treating dementia.