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Treatment of Dementia

  • there is currently no cure for most dementias nor treatment that can restore mental function

  • current treatment focuses on correcting all reversible factors and slowing down the irreversible factors to help improve function [11]

  • treatment can be divided into pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies

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11. Patterson CJS, Gauthier S, Bergman H, Cohen CA, Feightner JW, Feldman H, Hogan DB. The recognition, assessment and management of dementing disorders: conclusions from the Canadian Consensus Conference on Dementia. Canadian Medical Association Journal 1999; 160 Suppl 12:S1-15.

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