Ritalin could help Alzheimer’s patients, explains neurology’s Alan Lerner

Ritalin may help Alzheimer’s patients, too

ABC News: Ritalin, a drug often used for attention deficit disorder in children, may hold promise for older individuals with Alzheimer’s disease because it could treat symptoms of apathy in these individuals. “Apathy is one of the most common behavioral problems and is a major cause of caregiver distress and morbidity in Alzheimer’s disease,” said neurology professor Alan Lerner. “This study of methylphenidate begins to make significant advances in this direction.”