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Ten years of cholinesterase inhibitors.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19367617     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In this editorial we have summarised ten years of evidence relating to the use of cholinesterase inhibitors in Alzheimer's and other dementias. We have presented this evidence in the context of the evolution of public and professional awareness of dementia and its management and prescribing patterns over this time frame. We also briefly outline recent political and legal events surrounding the 2007 NICE guidance and the possible long-term impact of cholinesterase inhibitors on clinical practice. Whilst cholinesterase inhibitors continue to play a part in the management of Alzheimer's disease, it is possible that their most important legacy will be their contribution to the increased awareness and recognition of dementia as a neurodegenerative disease and the resulting transformation of old age psychiatry services.
Authors:
Joanne Rodda; Zuzana Walker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Editorial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of geriatric psychiatry     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1099-1166     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Geriatr Psychiatry     Publication Date:  2009 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-04-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8710629     Medline TA:  Int J Geriatr Psychiatry     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  437-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
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(c) 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
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