Use of donepezil in elderly patients with Alzheimer's disease--a Hawaii based study

Hawaii Med J. 2000 Feb;59(2):57-9.


Donepezil (Aricept) is a reversible acetylcholinesterase inhibitor which is indicated for the treatment of mild to moderate dementia of the Alzheimer's type. We did a retrospective analysis of 41 elderly Alzheimer's subjects of different ethnic groups including a large number of Asian and Hawaiian patients. Donepezil appears to be clinically effective in patients of different ethnicities with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease, even at advanced age.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Alzheimer Disease / drug therapy*
  • Asian People
  • Cholinesterase Inhibitors / therapeutic use*
  • Donepezil
  • Female
  • Hawaii
  • Humans
  • Indans / therapeutic use*
  • Male
  • Piperidines / therapeutic use*
  • Retrospective Studies


  • Cholinesterase Inhibitors
  • Indans
  • Piperidines
  • Donepezil