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The Importance of Measuring Executive Function When Studying the Effects of Cognition-Enhancing Agents

Kenneth Rockwood, MD
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From Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 2E1, Canada.

Potential Financial Conflicts of Interest: Dr. Rockwood has worked with each of the drug companies that make cholinesterase inhibitors. The VISTA (Video-Imaging Synthesis of Treating Alzheimer's Disease) trial (9, 10) was an investigator-initiated, peer-reviewed, double-blind clinical trial, funded in part by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Janssen-Ortho Canada. He is also the founder and majority shareholder of DementiaGuide, a Web-based company that provides information on dementia and its treatment. DementiaGuide has a contract with Pfizer Canada to improve patient-centered measurement in a clinical trial.

Ann Intern Med. 2008;149(5):358-359. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-149-5-200809020-00016
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