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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 3 (2006), Issue 4, Pages 411-424
http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ecam/nel072
Lecture Series

Evidence-Based Research in Complementary and Alternative Medicine III: Treatment of Patients with Alzheimer's Disease

1Division of Oral Biology and Medicine, UCLA School of Dentistry, USA
2PNIGroup, Inc., USA
3West Los Angeles Veterans Administration Medical Center, USA
4University of Ancona, Neurology Section Health District Urbino, Italy

Received 14 February 2006; Accepted 15 September 2006

Copyright © 2006 Francesco Chiappelli et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

This paper presents the novel domain of evidence-based research (EBR) in the treatment of patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) from the perspective of traditional medicine and of complementary and alternative medicine. In earlier lectures we have described the process of evidence-based medicine as a methodological approach to clinical practice that is directed to aid clinical decision-making. Here, we present a practical example of this approach with respect to traditional pharmacological interventions and to complementary and alternative treatments for patients with AD.