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MULTI - INFARCT DEMENTIA

11/27/2000

Question:

COULD ARICEPT HELP MY MOTHER WHO HAS MULTI INFARCT DEMENTIA? sHE WAS DIAGNOSED A YEAR AGO BUT HAS PROBABLY HAD THIS FOR ABOUT 4-5 YEARS.

Answer:

Aricept is not known to have any beneficial effects on "pure vascular disease" such as mutifarct dementia. There is evidence to show benefits when the cause of dementia is Alzheimer`s Disease.

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Response by:

Elizabeth Joyner Gothelf, BSN, MAG Elizabeth Joyner Gothelf, BSN, MAG
Assistant Director
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati