Dementia Medication Overview (cont.)
Richard J Caselli, MD
Mary L Windle, PharmD
Nicholas Y Lorenzo, MD
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
Helmi L Lutsep, MD
IN THIS ARTICLE
Other Therapeutic Interventions
Data continue to emerge regarding other potential interventions that may treat dementia or decrease the risk of developing it. Observations of the following interventions are preliminary and are considered uncertain regarding their benefit in preventing or delaying disease progression.
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