There is currently no cure or prevention for AD because its basis are still not well understood. Pharmacological agents and psychosocial intervention may help to manage each symptom and provide temporary improvement in cognitive functioning for some patients. Cholinesterase inhibitors such as Tacrine (with hepatotoxic effects), Aricept, Exelon, and Remynil are the most used. Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), estrogen replacement therapy (ERT), and lipid-lowering agents are also being investigated.
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The use of dumbbells gives you a much more comprehensive strengthening effect because the workout engages your stabilizer muscles, in addition to the muscle you may be pin-pointing. Without all of the belts and artificial stabilizers of a machine, you also engage your core muscles, which are your body's natural stabilizers.