Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors: Treatment of Dementia-Related Behavioral Disturbances

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Sir: Behavioral disturbances are seen in up to 90% of patients with Alzheimer’s type dementia at some point during the illness.1,2 There is evidence that cholinesterase inhibitors may help in controlling dementia associated behavioral disturbances. 3–5 We present a case report of a patient with behavioral disturbance associated with severe Alzheimer’s dementia who showed marked improvement of the behavioral disturbance with tacrine.​

Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry 2000;2(6):227-228