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Topic: Dementia
Subject: Medicine
An 85 year old white male is brought to you for the first time by his son. The father has recently seen a neurologist who performed a workup for dementia and diagnosed moderate Alzheimers disease. Which one of the following is true regarding the use of a cholinesterase inhibitor in this patient?

A. It is too late to initiate cholinesterase therapy

B. Agitation is often intensified by these agents

C. Memory is likely to improve significantly

D. Nursing-home placement may be delayed a year or longer