Dementia Medication Overview (cont.)
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Medical treatment is directed toward treating dementia, improving coexisting behavioral changes (for example, psychosis, anxiety, depression), and evaluating the benefit of other therapeutic interventions.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/23/2014
Richard J Caselli, MD
Mary L Windle, PharmD
Nicholas Y Lorenzo, MD
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
Helmi L Lutsep, MD
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Perhaps the most important challenge in treating dementia is identifying cases (albeit uncommon) of reversible dementia such as chronic drug intoxication, vitamin deficiencies (B-12 and folate), subdural hematoma(s), major depression (causing forgetfulness), normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH), and hypothyroidism.