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See also Memantine in References_2,

The following article is surprising, since I seem to recall that Memantine was one of the AD drugs that might be able to slow down progression!

Evidence Lacking for Efficacy of Memantine in Treating Mild Alzheimer's Disease, Study Finds

ScienceDaily (Apr. 11, 2011) An analysis of studies involving the drug memantine finds a lack of evidence for benefit when the drug is used to treat patients with mild Alzheimer disease, according to a report posted online that will appear in the August print issue of Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals...
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110411163809.htm

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Memantine (Namenda)

Drug Slows Progression Of Moderate To Severe Alzheimer's Disease
ScienceDaily (Apr. 4, 2003)
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2003/04/030404072337.htm

"The drug, memantine, slows the mental and physical deterioration of patients with moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease, according to Barry Reisberg, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine, who led the study. "These patients seem to be declining much less, about half as much as ordinarily expected, over a six-month period," says Dr. Reisberg. "This medication will slow down the otherwise inexorable progress of this disease, and it is remarkably free of side effects. These are very impressive results. It looks like this drug really will have an impact on this disease," he says."



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