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Psychiatric Briefs

Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry 2005;7:38-40

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Background: Mixed dementia is defined as the coexistence of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and vascular dementia (VaD). As the population ages, the prevalence of mixed dementia is likely to increase. The objectives of this study were to provide an overview of the diagnosis, pathophysiology, and interaction of AD and VaD in mixed dementia, and to provide a systematic literature review of the current evidence for the pharmacologic therapy of mixed dementia.‚Äč