Cholinesterase Inhibitors

Sep 9, 2018 by in NEUROLOGY Comments Off on Cholinesterase Inhibitors

Quick Start Cholinesterase Inhibitors Mechanism of action and cognitive benefit • Cholinesterase inhibitors increase the concentration of acetylcholine at the synapse and improve memory, attention, mood, and behavior. • Cholinesterase…

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Memantine (Generic and Namenda XR)

Sep 9, 2018 by in NEUROLOGY Comments Off on Memantine (Generic and Namenda XR)

Memantine (Namenda) was approved by the FDA for the treatment of moderate to severe Alzheimer’s disease in 2003. In 2014 twice-daily Namenda was discontinued, once-daily Namenda extended-release (XR) was introduced,…

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Caring for and Educating the Caregiver

Sep 9, 2018 by in NEUROLOGY Comments Off on Caring for and Educating the Caregiver

Quick Start Caring for and Educating the Caregiver • Alzheimer’s is a disease that affects the entire family. • Approximately 70% of patients with Alzheimer’s disease are cared for at…

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