Alzheimer’s Disease. By: Carla Alexander, 4 th Year Pharmacy Student March 17 th , 2011. Overview. Definition Prognosis Pathophysiology Symptoms Treatment Functional Tests Exceptional Drug Status . Types of Dementia. Dementias: Alzheimer’s Disease Vascular Dementia
By: Carla Alexander, 4th Year Pharmacy Student
March 17th, 2011
Decreased ability to transmit signals in brain.
Decreased concentration of Ach, used for nerve communication.
1. Primary meds which attempt to slow the progression
2. Symptomatic meds to manage secondary complications (depend on stage of progression)
May improve aggression, insomnia, depression and psychosis
Side effects: over sedation, ataxia, altered sleep, falls motor and cognitive impairment