From symptom palliation to disease modification: Implications for dementia care

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Present treatments for dementia are largely palliative, providing symptomatic but temporary improvement. In contrast, agents that promise disease modification offer the hope of prevention, arrest, or deceleration of decline. However, enthusiasm for these new agents must be tempered by acknowledgment of their inevitable limitations within the present standard dementia care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)30-34
Number of pages5
JournalPrimary Psychiatry
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2007

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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