What can be done to slow progression of Alzheimer’s disease in the elderly?
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What can be done to slow progression of Alzheimer’s disease in the elderly? Evidence-Based Answer: No pharmaceutical agents or dietary supplements fully prevent cognitive decline or Alzheimer’s disease. However, cholinesterase inhibitors may mildly improve cognition, activities of daily living (ADLs), and behavior for up to 6 months in mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease. Cholinesterase inhibitors may delay the progression from mild cognitive impairment to Alzheimer’s disease (SOR: B, meta-analyses of lowerquality RCTs).
Evidence Based Practice 18(4): 9-10