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1

list the dementia drugs

aricept - exalon - galentamine - namenda

2

what do most dementia drugs do

inhibit the breakdown of ACH by inhibiting the cholineresterase enzyme , basically increases Acetycholine

3

side effects of to much ACH

bradycardia, hypotension, bronchoconstricion and diarrhea

4

antidote for OD of AcHiI

atropine because its sympathetic- treats convulsion and circulatory collapse

5

mild to moderateed dementa drugs

aricept - exalon - galentamine, all thhree are acetycholinersterase inhibitors

6

severe dementia

NMDA glutimate receptor blocker - to inhibit Ca influx - namenda

7

side effects of namenda

increased libido, insomnia and aggitation

8

galantamine

ACHi - brain damaged adults and memory inhancer

9

exalon

ACHI - parkinsons dementia - Comes in PATCH and is for young onset

10

aricept

ACHI - centrally acting - lewy body - vascular vocab in autistic

11

what dementa drug is in a patch to reduce side effects

exalon

12

two common causes of dementa like symptoms

low thyroid function and B12/folic acid levels

13

which of the demental drugs works best

none of them, they all help a bit, nothing great

14

what may be basis for alzheimers

loss of basal forebrain neurons that lose cholinergeic transmission, theory of why increasing ACH may work

15

Parkinsons - patch - young onset

exalon

16

lewy body - vocab

aricept

17

memory enxhance

galantamine

18

severe dementa

namenda