A 17-year-old female asked:
which is best for treating alzheimers, traditional medicines eg. cholinesterase inhibitors or deep brain stimulation?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Michael Sokol answered
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Cholinesterase Inhib: Cholinesterase inhibitors often with memantine. Daily exercise is helpful as well.
Answered on Sep 5, 2013
Dr. Adam Hebb answered
20 years experience Neurosurgery
DBS for Alzheimer's: Deep brain stimulation is currently an experimental therapy for alzheimer's disease.
Answered on Sep 16, 2013
Dr. Caroline Cribari answered
22 years experience Psychiatry
Cholinesterase Inhib: Medications are the standard of care at this time, as the deep brain stimulation, as well as transcranial magnetic stimulation, are only in the experimental phases. Encourage omega 3 fatty acids as well though, regardless of other therapy.
Answered on May 8, 2016
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