Scientists Looking at ADHD Drugs as Potential Treatments for Alzheimer’s Symptoms

By Eileen Bailey, July 6, 2022

“As a sleep specialist and psychiatrist, I cannot underscore enough the power of restorative sleep, especially for people with [Alzheimer’s]. I have seen some substantial improvements in cognition by improving sleep quality and duration,” said Alex Dimitriu an expert in psychiatry and sleep medicine and the founder of Menlo Park Psychiatry and Sleep Medicine in California as well as Brainfood MD. “I would certainly consider a low-dose trial of stimulant medication taken early in the day,” Dimitriu told Healthline. “I want to minimize medical risks by monitoring blood pressure and possibly getting a cardiology clearance. I would also ensure sleep remains undisturbed and further recommend any intervention to improve sleep.”

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