Semin Neurol 2002; 22(1): 071-074
DOI: 10.1055/s-2002-33050
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The Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease: The Approach from a Clinical Specialist in the Trenches

Ann Marie Hake
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana
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Publication Date:
12 August 2002 (online)


Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia, and its incidence increases with age. Treatment with cholinesterase inhibitor drugs is currently the standard of care. Several other medications and nonpharmacologic therapies are also available for the treatment of cognitive decline and other symptoms of AD. This article reviews the current recommendations for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease.