Intervention Review

Melatonin for the treatment of dementia

  1. Sandra Lynn Jansen1,*,
  2. Dorothy Forbes2,
  3. Vicky Duncan3,
  4. Debra G Morgan4,
  5. Reem Malouf5

Editorial Group: Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group

Published Online: 25 JAN 2006

Assessed as up-to-date: 8 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003802.pub3

How to Cite

Jansen SL, Forbes D, Duncan V, Morgan DG, Malouf R. Melatonin for the treatment of dementia. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2006, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD003802. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003802.pub3.

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

  2. 2

    University of Western Ontario, H33 Health Sciences Addition, Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing, London, Ontario, Canada

  3. 3

    University of Saskatchewan, Health Sciences Library, Saskatoon, SK, Canada

  4. 4

    University of Saskatchewan, Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture, Saskatchewan, Canada

  5. 5

    Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group, Oxford, UK

*Sandra Lynn Jansen, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New search for studies and content updated (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 25 JAN 2006


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