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Alzheimer's disease: some pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches to correcting neuropsychiatric disorders

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Today, there is no reliable pharmacological correction of dementia, despite its high prevalence worldwide. The clinical presentation of Alzheimer's disease at one or another stage is accompanied by neuropsychiatric disorders (NPDs) in addition to cognitive defect. The intensity and range of NPDs are different. The possibilities of drug therapy for NPDs are demonstrated. The role of akatinol memantine in correcting a number of psychological and behavioral disorders is highlighted. Biological, psychological, social, and environmental factors are identified among those that contribute to or provoke the development of NPDs. Knowledge of the triggers of mental disorders makes it possible to prevent and thereby reduce or eliminate NPDs. Special emphasis is laid on the patient-caregiver relationship. In recent years, non-pharmacological interventions have been increasingly used as priority-line therapy for NPDs. There are data on main methods for non-pharmacological correction and on the efficiency of their application.

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E. G. Mendelevich
Kazan State Medical University, Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan, Russia 49, Butlerov St., Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan
Russian Federation
Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation


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Mendelevich E.G. Alzheimer's disease: some pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches to correcting neuropsychiatric disorders. Neurology, Neuropsychiatry, Psychosomatics. 2018;10(3):129-134. (In Russ.)

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