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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