Chapter 4. Pharmacological Treatment of Dementia: A Review

  1. Mario Maj2 and
  2. Norman Sartorius3
  1. Dr Steven C. Samuels and
  2. Professor Kenneth L. Davis

Published Online: 26 MAR 2003

DOI: 10.1002/0470861878.ch4

Dementia, Volume 3, Second Edition

Dementia, Volume 3, Second Edition

How to Cite

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Naples, Italy

  2. 3

    University of Geneva, Switzerland

Author Information

  1. Department of Psychiatry, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Box 1230, One Gustave L. Levy Place, New York, NY 10029-6574, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2003
  2. Published Print: 15 DEC 2002

Book Series:

  1. WPA Series

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470849637

Online ISBN: 9780470861875



This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Pharmacotherapy for Alzheimer's Disease (AD)

  • Pharmacotherapy for Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB)

  • Pharmacotherapy for Aids Dementia

  • Pharmacotherapy for Vascular Dementia (VD)

  • Summary

  • References

This chapter also contains the following commentaries:

  • Alzheimer's Disease is Treatable. Authored by Pierre N. Tariot

  • Treatment of Dementia: Where Do We Go from Here? Authored by Davangere P. Devanand

  • The Future of Alzheimer's Pharmacotherapeutics. Authored by Elaine R. Peskind

  • Outcome Measures and Ethical Issues in the Pharmacotherapy of Alzheimer's Disease. Authored by Gunhild Waldemar

  • From Bench to Bedside: How to Treat Dementia. Authored by Serge Gauthier

  • Some Limitations in the Drug Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease. Authored by Brian E. Leonard

  • Issues Regarding the Pharmacotherapy of Dementia. Authored by Krista L. Lanctôt

  • Treatment of Cognitive and Non-cognitive Disturbances in Dementia. Authored by William Samuel and Dilip V. Jeste

  • Are There Concerns about the “Real World” Effectiveness and Safety of Medications for Alzheimer's Disease? Authored by Lon S. Schneider

  • Phytoneuropsychotropics in Alzheimer's Disease: Treatment and/or Prevention. Authored by Turan M. Itil