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Cholinesterase Inhibitors: Meaningful Slowing of AD

KEY POINT

In patients with probable Alzheimer’s disease, the use of cholinesterase inhibitors produced clinically meaningful slowing of the progression of the disease and lowered the risk of nursing home admissions, according to a study published this month.

SOURCES

Lopez OL et al. Alteration of a clinically meaningful outcome in the natural history of Alzheimer’s disease. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2005;53:83–7.