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From MailOnline
Drugs for Alzheimer’s can delay older patients going into a nursing home for around a year, researchers claim.
New evidence shows dementia drugs can help patients stay in their own homes for longer, compared with those who are not taking medication.
Psychiatrists Dr Emad Salib and Dr Jessica Thompson studied a total of 339 people with dementia, who were referred to psychiatric services in Peasley Cross Hospital in St Helens in 2006.
One in four patients - 127 of them - had been prescribed cholinesterase inhibitors such as Aricept, which at the time were restricted to those with moderate symptoms.
The drugs can help slow the progression of the disease by preventing an enzyme known as acetylcholinesterase from breaking down acetylcholine in the brain.
The remaining 212 patients in the study were not prescribed cholinesterase inhibitors. After four years, the researchers followed up all 339 patients to see if they had been placed in care or remained in their own home.
The researchers found that, on average, patients who did not take anti-dementia drugs moved to care homes sooner than patients who did.
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