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anti alzheimers drug medication

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
NO new drugs: Multiple newer meds have not been approved by the fda, and some of the newest approaches seem also destined for failure such as ivig on its own, or ba ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Several available: But, at best, these possess modest benefits. The classics include aricept, Exelon pill and patch, galantamine, (galantamine hydrobromide) Namenda ir ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Dementia: Some alzheimer's medications such as aricept, exelon, (rivastigmine) and Namenda are sometimes also used in other types of dementias. These include v ... Read More
Dr. Theresa Redling
34 years experience Geriatrics
Cognitive enhancers: Other types of dementia include vascular, lewy body, parkinsons and frontotemporal dementia. Similar drugs are used for all dementias- acetylcholinest ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Off label: Situations which are non-fda approved. Virtually any cognitive loss or condition which affects intellect. For stroke-caused dementia, perhaps donepe ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
34 years experience Geriatrics
Yes: There are 2 classes of meds used for ad. Cholinesterase inhibitors(donepizil, galantamine, (galantamine hydrobromide) rivastigmine) help boost the lev ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Pseudo dementia : Drugs do not cause alzheimer's, but numerous medicines can make it far worse due to anti-cholinergic side effects, and many elderly pts can seem to be ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
41 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 80-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roxanne Lewis
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
Yes and No.: It seems like your trust level with the Doctor needs addressing. Benzodiazepines can be useful for some, but can cause hallucinations and delusions ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Gitelman
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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
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maureen Nash
24 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
As soon as possible: Finding a knowledgable physician as soon as the diagnosis is made is very important. There are treatments and information one needs as soon as possibl ... Read More
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