The effects of memantine on a patient having preclinical dementia with Lewy bodies
General Hospital Psychiatry, 07/31/2012
Takaya M et al. – The results suggested that, for a patient having preclinical dementia with Lewy bodies, memantine had some degree of positive effects, but the mechanism remains to be revealed.Methods
- The authors evaluated the effect of memantine on visual hallucination, cognitive abilities and so on from baseline to 4 months after the start of medication.
- Treatment of the patient with memantine resulted in the disappearance of visual hallucinations but could not stop the progression to dementia.