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Treatment and Management of Dementia Due to Alzheimer’s Disease

  • Jennifer Rose V. MolanoEmail author
  • Robin Bratt
  • Rhonna Shatz
Dementia (E McDade, Section Editor)
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  1. Topical Collection on Dementia

Opinion statement

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a progressive neurological disorder typically associated with episodic memory loss as the initial symptom, but individuals <65 years old may present with executive dysfunction, word finding difficulties, or visual processing deficits. In those with AD, curative treatments are not available, but there are interventions which may modify disease course, symptom appearance and severity, enhance quality of life for patient and caregivers, and maintain safety. Both pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions are important.

Keywords

Alzheimer’s disease Treatment Management Dementia 

Notes

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Jennifer Rose V. Molano, Robin Bratt, and Rhonna Shatz declare no conflicts of interest.

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This article does not contain any studies with human or animal subjects performed by any of the authors.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jennifer Rose V. Molano
    • 1
    Email author
  • Robin Bratt
    • 1
  • Rhonna Shatz
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation MedicineThe University of Cincinnati College of MedicineCincinnatiUSA

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