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Letter to the Editor

Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors: Treatment of Dementia-Related Behavioral Disturbances

Sanjay Gupta, MD; Prakash Masand, MD; and Subhdeep Virk, MD

Published: December 1, 2000

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Sir: Behavioral disturbances are seen in up to 90% ofpatients with Alzheimer’s type dementia at some point duringthe illness.1,2 There is evidence that cholinesterase inhibitorsmay help in controlling dementia associated behavioral disturbances.3-5 We present a case report of a patient with behavioraldisturbance associated with severe Alzheimer’s dementia whoshowed marked improvement of the behavioral disturbancewith tacrine.

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