Treatment of Alzheimer’s disease
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Treatment of Alzheimer’s disease

Yaso Shan Medical writer and health consultant, Vinings Natural Health Centre in West Sussex

Alzheimer’s disease was first identified more than 100 years ago but still relatively little is known and understood about the aetiology, pathogenesis, treatment, management and prevention of the disease. Diagnosis is difficult, particularly in the early stages, and effective treatments remain elusive. This article reviews the evidence and theories on the pathogenesis of the disease, outlines risk factors and treatment options and examines some of the ethical dilemmas that nurses and patients face.

Primary Health Care. 23, 6, 32-38. doi: 10.7748/phc2013.


Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 24 August 2012

Accepted: 12 December 2012