Fast Five Quiz: Alzheimer's Disease Management

Jasvinder P. Chawla, MD, MBA; Shaheen E. Lakhan, MD, PhD, MS, MEd


August 22, 2023

Combination therapy with memantine and a ChEI has been found to delay institutionalization in patients with moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease. Higher doses of the ChEI, rivastigmine (13.3 mg/24 h), showed improved function and cognition compared with traditional lower dosing (4.6 mg/24 h).

Creative art classes, antipsychotic medications, increased video game time, < 6 hours of sleep nightly, and treatment with gabapentin 300 mg orally three times daily typically do not delay institutionalization of patients with moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease.

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