Study: Pre-dementia use of Alzheimer's drugs doesn't stall disease onset

11/27/2007 | Yahoo!

Alzheimer's disease treatments, such as Aricept, Reminyl and Exelon, appear to be ineffective in delaying the progression from mild cognitive impairment to dementia, Italian scientists report. The findings contradict a popular thought among experts and patients groups that anti-cholinesterase drugs should be made available to MCI patients.

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