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Role of cholinesterase inhibitors in dementia care: Memory clinics and cholinesterase inhibitors have their place

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 14 September 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:602
  1. David J Jolley, honorary reader (,
  2. Susan M Benbow, professor2
  1. 1 Personal Social Services Research Unit, Manchester M13 9PL
  2. 2 Penn Hospital, Wolverhampton WV4 5HN

    EDITOR—Pelosi et al ask that the roles of cholinesterase inhibitors and particular components of services for people with dementia be placed in perspective and their value recurrently evaluated as new approaches are identified.1

    As the authors confirm, memory clinics do more than prepare patients for treatment with a cholinesterase inhibitor: they encourage early identification of memory problems, provide high quality investigation and diagnosis, …

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