Current Psychopharmacology

Silvio Bellino  
Centre for Personality Disorders, Unit of Psychiatry 1
Department of Neuroscience
University of Turin


Pharmacological Treatment of Cognitive Symptoms in Alzheimer's Disease

Author(s): Patricio Perez Leguizamon, Carol Dillon, Diego M. Castro, Leandro Lon, Veronica Guelar, Fernando E. Taragano.


Dementia is a clinical syndrome that is characterized by impairment of cognitive and functional abilities (daily life activities) as well as by neuropsychiatric symptoms. Cognitive impairment can include impairment of memory, visuospatial functions, language, and executive functions. Many neurodegenerative diseases turn over to dementia, Alzheimer´s Disease being the most frequent of them. Alzheimer´s Disease (AD) affect a large population worldwide.

In the last decade, various medications have been used for the treatment of cognitive symptoms in AD. Many of them have few scientific evidence of their effectiveness. The aim of this paper is to review and update the current status of the pharmacological treatment of cognitive symptoms in Alzheimer´s Disease.

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, cognitive symptoms, dementia, pharmacological treatment.

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Article Details

Year: 2014
Page: [59 - 66]
Pages: 8
DOI: 10.2174/2211556003666140717184049