Nov 1, 1999 Issue
Caretaker Burnout: Supporting Families of Patients with Alzheimer's Disease [Curbside Consultation]

The case study described above outlines a situation that is far too common in families dealing with Alzheimer's disease.

Dec 01, 1998 Issue
Senile Dementia of the Binswanger's Type [Article]

Senile dementia of the Binswanger's type is a term used to describe a dementia syndrome characterized by onset in the sixth or seventh decade of life, subcortical neurologic deficits, psychiatric disorders and evidence of hypertension or systemic vascular disease. The status of senile dementia of th...

Nov 1, 1998 Issue
Advances in the Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease [Article]

Management of the most common type of dementia--Alzheimer's disease--is becoming increasingly sophisticated. Differentiation of Alzheimer's disease from vascular dementia has become therapeutically important, since the choice of treatments depends on the diagnosis. Two cholinesterase inhibitors, don...

Oct 1, 1998 Issue
New Drugs for Alzheimer's Disease [Article]

Alzheimer's disease is characterized by degeneration of various structures in the brain, with development of amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles. Deficiencies of acetylcholine and other neurotransmitters also occur. Pharmacologic treatment of the disease generally seeks to correct the histop...

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