piracetam effect on senile dementia memory

Acute effect of drugs upon memory of patients with senile dementia.

Delwaide PJ, Devoitille JM, Ylieff M.

Acta Psychiatr Belg 1980 Sep-Oct;80(5):748-54


Memory has been tested in senile demented patients with the Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test. The process of memorization can be significantly facilitated in acute conditions by lysine-vasopressin, to a lesser degree by piracetam and highly worsened by scopolamine. No effect of physostigmine has been observed.