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How does Exelon treat Parkinson's disease?

Exelon can treat people with dementia associated with Parkinson's disease. This can cause dementia because of a loss of nerve cells in the brain. Those nerve cells are needed, in part, because they produce chemicals that are necessary for normal functioning and help control decision-making and memory. Exelon works by increasing the amount of the deficient chemicals in the brain, thus memory and overall thinking ability is improved.

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How does an Exelon patch work?
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