Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

alzheimers disease meds medication

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Memory deficits: There is a chemical in the brain called acetylcholine which is deficient with aging, and that causes deficits in cognitive functions.
1
1 comment
Dr. Ladislav Volicer
61 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
Not known: Alzheimer's disease is only one cause of dementia and there are other causes of memory problem. Some are reversible (e.g., vitamin B12 deficiency) so ... Read More
1
1 comment
3
3 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Body hair loss: and memory issues need to be checked out by your doctor. Please see him/her. Alzheimer's is very unlikely. The hair loss suggest the possibility of ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Alzheimer's: is not likely to occur in a 24 year old male. Loss of chest hair, dandruff and losing you mobile phone are not significant for Dementia,. Thank care
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
The non drug treatments for Alzheimer's disease include:: Behavior modification, Supportive care, Exercising Your Brain, Word puzzles, Elder care, Adult day care services.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Gitelman
A Verified Doctor answered
A US doctor answered Learn more
Doesn't get in brain: Neostigmine's chemical structure (quaternary amine) does not allow it to cross the blood brain barrier, so it does not affect cholinesterases in the b ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
A Verified Doctor answered
A US doctor answered Learn more
They don't: That is not their mechanism of action.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shah Nawaz
34 years experience Psychiatry
Namenda (memantine): There are few things physical and psychological exercise reading walking doing puzzle treating blood pressure loose weight aricept/ Namenda (memantin ... Read More
1
1 comment
1
1 thank
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Nash
23 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
Unlikely: Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia. There are no medications-scientific or alternative-that have been shown to modify the course ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience Neurosurgery
Symptom control: Alzheimer's disease has no cure. Symptomatic control consists of slowing the deterioration clinically observed without affecting the underlying cours ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Reidbord
35 years experience Psychiatry
A few may help: While there is no cure for alzheimer's disease, there are a few prescription medications that slow its progression. (the amount they help may or may ... Read More
1
1 comment

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month