Cholinesterase Inhibitors

Meds are tied to weight loss

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Cholinesterase inhibitors, commonly used to treat dementia, could cause older adults to lose a "harmful" amount of weight, new research suggests.

Doctors warn against Aricept for dementia care, supplements for weight control in second annual 'Choosing Wisely' list

Doctors warn against Aricept for dementia care, supplements for weight control in second annual 'Choosing Wisely' list

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Clinicians should prescribe cholinesterase inhibitors very cautiously and suspend use if dementia symptoms aren't reduced within 12 weeks, according to new "Choosing Wisely" recommendations from the American Geriatrics Society.

Dementia researchers find non-drug intervention 'at least' as effective as medications in halting disease progression

A non-drug dementia intervention piloted in German nursing homes proved as effective as medications in halting progression of disease, a new study reveals.

Prescription dementia drugs delay nursing home admission by one year, new study shows

Prescription dementia drugs delay nursing home admission by one year, new study shows

Dementia-fighting drugs could help delay the admission of individuals suffering with dementia to nursing homes by up to a year, new British research suggests.