cholinesterase inhibitors (donepezil, etc) or memantine (Namenda) are beneficial for Alzheimer's

You'll hear more debate about whether cholinesterase inhibitors (donepezil, etc) or memantine (Namenda) are beneficial for Alzheimer's.

A cholinesterase inhibitor is often started for mild to moderate Alzheimer's...then memantine is added when a patient gets worse.

But these meds aren't very effective...and new evidence suggests the combo isn't better than a cholinesterase inhibitor alone.

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