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Can exelon, (rivastigmine) aricept, or, namenda treat Lewy body dementia?

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Dr. Dheeraj Raina
28 years experience in Psychiatry
No: No treatment is yet available for lewy body dementia. However, these might help alleviate some symptoms temporarily.
Answered on Mar 14, 2018
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Dr. HIndi Mermelstein
36 years experience in Geriatric Psychiatry
Unfortunately at the present time the medications that are available do not cure dementia. They may slow down the process / or relieve some of the symptoms for a period of time . In sone cases it can help individual s stay at home for longer. A benefit for all.
Sep 1, 2013

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