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  • Aricept Case Study

    Aricept is a medication, which can help to decrease the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease by increasing the level of chemical in the brain called acetylcholine messenger (Health Canada, 2015). Medication does not treat Alzheimer’s disease; however, it helps patients to progress their thinking, memory and the capability to do their simple everyday jobs, which reduces the signs of Alzheimer’s disease (Aricept, 2016). Aricept is a medication that helps to stabilize dementia that is associated with Alzheimer’s disease (Health Canada, 2015). The Generic Name, of this drug is entitled Donepezil Hydrochloride and the brand name is Aricept and Aricept RDT (Rexall, 2016). This tablet has three different colors, which is associated to its dose. The strength…

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  • Paper On Alzheimer's Disease

    Some of the major pharmaceuticals that are used today include donepezil, galantamine, memantine and rivastigmine. Of these, galantamine is one of the most commonly prescribed and used. Research published in Psychopharmacology examined the effects that galantamine had on patients with Alzheimer 's disease and concluded that people treated with galantamine have improved cognitive function ( Ellis et al, 2009). This is because galantamine enhances cholinergic function by restricting…

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  • Alzheimer's Case Study

    The 4 drugs so far are donepezil, galantamine, memantine and rivastigmine. Donepezil and memantine may be used in combination to treat Alzheimer’s (Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia). Alzheimer’s destroys synapses and kills neurons. Drugs for Alzheimer’s support the communication process of neurons by helping maintain the synapse and also tries to keep neurons from dying. Cholinesterase inhibitors slow down the process that breaks down the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Donepezil, galantamine, and…

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  • Case Study Of Alzheimer's Dementia Disease

    nonpharmacological treatments appropriately, and assessing patient / family motivation to include volunteer for a clinical trial. Counselors must document if the patient is being treated for cognitive symptoms, behavioral and psychological, and / or alternative treatment. I would suggest to counselors to know what medications are being used, and what stage of Alzheimer’s the medication is assisting the patient. Along with knowing what medications are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug…

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  • Personal Reflection In Nursing

    makes it more probable for the patient to have vivid hallucinations due to the L-Dopa treatment that is given to patients to help them with their thinking. Patients are now given donepezil which is to help with the hallucinations and doctors have seen that there is a decline in a person 's hallucinations and improvement in cognition. Here is a case study done on a 79 year old man that was found by police wandering around in the middle of nowhere and confused on where he was and what he was…

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  • Comparison Of Dementia And Parkinson's Disease

    occur with Vascular Dementia. However, some drugs, specifically, Cholinesterase inhibitors and Memantine, used to slow the progression of Alzheimer 's may be prescribed to vascular dementia patients, too. (Mayo Clinic Staff, 2014) In a randomized, placebo-controlled study entitled "Efficacy and Safety of Memantine in Patients With Mild to Moderate Vascular Dementia", it was found that memantine actually improved cognition consistently across different cognitive scales, with no deterioration in…

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  • Mr. Williams Integrative Case Study

    damaged, then it will not be able to send motor impulses to the muscles and may be distorted or stopped completely. This will affect speech by affecting the accurate production of speech 10. Read the Integrative Case Study on p. 404 of your textbook titled “Mrs. Ginsberg”. Answer the following questions – Chapter 12 • A. Do you think that a pharmacological approach to this patient might be appropriate? Why or why not? (5) • I think if the patient shows sign of dementia it is possible to try…

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  • Dementia In Brazil

    then it is more serious that just aging. Another myth is that dementia is heredity. In most cases, it is not. It depends on how well you take care of yourself. If you exercise and control blood pressure and cholesterol, it will prevent the chances of getting dementia. However, some rare causes of dementia are heredity, for example, Huntington’s disease. It is an inherited disease that causes degeneration of nerve cells in the brain. Huntington’s disease impacts movement and cognitive skills.…

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  • A Case Study Of Alzheimer's Disease (AD)

    uninhibited behavior due to moods changes and stress. Mobility and coordination affected by rigidity, tremors and slowness. • Stage 3, Severe (lasts 1-3yrs): Loss of ability to remember past or present, inability to process, communicated or remember and complete loss of verbal skills. Complete loss of personal care, frequent falls and immobility. Loss of motor ability associated with inability to swallow food and incontinence. Extreme problems with mood swings, behavior, delusions and…

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  • Dementia Essay

    Generally and unfortunately, there is no cure yet for any dementia and there is not really a way to slow down its progression like they would do for cancer cells. Since Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, there is medication given, specifically four and they are: donepezil, alantamine, rivastigmine, and tacrine. There are ways to prevent dementia since it is a disorder that a person will have to live with until death. They include: not smoking or drinking, not consuming too much…

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