• Methylphenidate improves apathy in mild Alzheimer's disease

    One year ago - By Healio

    Methylphenidate significantly improved apathy, cognition, functional status, caregiver burden and depression among community-dwelling veterans with mild Alzheimer's disease.
    “Apathy, a profound loss of motivation, is the most common behavioral problem in Alzheimer's disease,” Prasad R. Padala, MD, MS, of Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, Little Rock, and colleagues wrote, later noting that apathy has profound consequences for both patients and caregivers. “The presence of apathy with Alzheimer's disease is associated with functional impairment.
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