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By Constantine G. Lyketsos

Treatments for age-related dementia and the growing to be reliance on prescribed drugs to relieve its worst signs elevate a couple of questions about attitudes towards getting older and cognition, the connection among aging and getting unwell, and the conflicting pursuits of sufferers, caregivers, physicians, scientists, and enterprise. This quantity goals to foster a positive debate in regards to the way forward for dementia therapy by way of supplying a number of views on those tangled issues.

The first part examines how the ideas of dementia have elevated to surround a huge variety of signs and the results of this evolution at the improvement of pharmaceutical remedies. the second one part explores the use and effectiveness of drugs for dementia in the course of the views of a clinician, a researcher, and a layperson. within the 3rd part, the individuals probe how tradition, language, and values have an effect on the overlapping worlds of pharmacology, drug advertising and marketing, and dementia therapy. a last part elucidates the thorny moral and coverage matters surrounding the often-conflicting hopes for dementia medications.

Featuring contributions from famous clinicians, researchers, and students from a wide variety of disciplines, this multidisciplinary discussion addresses primary questions on the historical past and way forward for drug remedy for dementia and makes transparent why there are not any basic solutions. pros and scholars serious about gerontology, psychiatry, and bioethics will locate the dialogue either enlightening and practical.

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