Topics in Geriatric Psychiatry 2007

May, 2007 | Vol: 5 Issue: 5

In this issue


Medications for Dementia: An Update

It has now been a full ten years since the first of the second-generation cholinesterase inhibitors (CIs), Aricept (donepezil) was approved for Alzheimer’s dementia.

Normal Forgetfulness vs. Pre-Dementia: How to Distinguish Them

A 70-year old man comes into your office and asks: “Doctor, I keep misplacing my keys-am I getting Alzheimer’s?” You detect the note of anxiety in his voice, and you want to give an answer, and soon.

Here is a reasonable approach, based on the latest research data.

Expert QA

Research Update