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What are some drugs for alzheimer's disease?

What are some drugs for alzheimer's disease?

Several available: But, at best, these possess modest benefits. The classics include aricept, Exelon pill and patch, galantamine, (galantamine hydrobromide) Namenda ir and er, and a couple medical foods, axona and cerefolin-nac. A neurologist can help design a program, but evidence strongly suggests better outcome from combinations of the above. ...Read more

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Alzheimer's Disease (Definition)

A progressively worsening brain disorder that affects memory. Symptoms usually begin with increasing forgetfulness and confusion and can progress to the inability to ...Read more


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Are there any drugs specifically for vascular dementia patients?

Are there any drugs specifically for vascular dementia patients?

Not specifically.: The best medicine would be to treat the vascular problem as aggressively as possible. So high blood pressure should be well controlled, etc. ...Read more

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Any nutritional supplements or treatment for Parkinson's disease?

Any nutritional supplements or treatment for Parkinson's disease?

Yes, Absolutely!!: Dopamine meds are mainstay of treatment. Modern therapy recommends longer lasting, milder potency meds first: Azilect (mao-b selective inhibitor) & Dopamine agonists (requip xl/mirapex er/neupro). After they've been maximized & stronger meds ate needed to adequately manage symptoms, then sinemet +/- Comtan (stalevo (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) is both together) are begun. Good supplements: coq10, mvi, b-complex, folate, asa. ...Read more

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Are there any effective alternative medications for alzheimer's disease?

Are there any effective alternative medications for alzheimer's disease?

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 of the illness. Many symptoms of the disease can be helped with behavioral interventions, prescription medications and ossibly with alternative medications but it is important to know the pharmacology of alternative medications before using them. ...Read more

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What alzheimer's drugs are prescribed for non-alzheimer's conditions?

What alzheimer's drugs are prescribed for non-alzheimer's conditions?

Off label: Situations which are non-fda approved. Virtually any cognitive loss or condition which affects intellect. For stroke-caused dementia, perhaps donepezil or galantamine (galantamine hydrobromide). For ms cognitive changes, both donepezil and rivastigmine fail, but maybe galantamine (galantamine hydrobromide) helps here. Parkinson's dementia very different from alz, and Exelon patch likely best. Head trauma hard to decide. ...Read more

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What drugs help with Parkinson's disease?

What drugs help with Parkinson's disease?

Several: The mainstays of parkinsons treatment are Dopamine agonists such as Requip and the drug l-dopa (sinemet). Others include comtan, (entacapone) amantadine, selegeline, cogentin. Even ECT can be used in severe cases and there is also experimental surgery. Talk to your neurologist to see what is right for you or your loved one. ...Read more

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What are medications for Parkinson's disease?

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What are medications for Parkinson's disease?

Parkinson: Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) is what our neurologists use. Consult your pcp for other options. ...Read more

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Are there any cures for Alzheimer's disease ?

Not yet: Some research suggests relative prevention in those who drink red wine, eat cold water fish thrice monthly, drink coffee, consume fruit juices, vegetable juices, meditteranean diet, etc. But, once it occurs. Only modest interventions are available, and no cure found so far. ...Read more

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Except dementia, are there medical conditions that can mimic alzheimers?

Except dementia, are there medical conditions that can mimic alzheimers?

Yes...: Alzh is just one cause of dementia; there are at least 60 causes of dementia....Some can be from treatable medical conditions; side effects of meds; low thyroid and b12, syphilis; lyme disease, to name a few... ...Read more

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Which anti-psychotic medications help to treat alzheimer's disease?

Which anti-psychotic medications help to treat alzheimer's disease?

They treat symptoms.: There are no disease modifying medications for alzheimer's. Atypical or newer antipsychotic medications help with delusions, paranoia, suspicousness, fearfulness and the behaviors these symptoms cause. The older antipsychotics also help but have far more side effects. There is some evidence that antipsychotics increase the risk of stroke, heart attack or death but they do help quality of life. ...Read more

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What alzheimer's drugs can be used for non-alzheimer's conditions?

What alzheimer's drugs can be used for non-alzheimer's conditions?

Dementia: Some alzheimer's medications such as aricept, exelon, (rivastigmine) and Namenda are sometimes also used in other types of dementias. These include vascular, fronto-temporal, etc. Results are not terribly impressive though. ...Read more

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Are there any preventative measures for Crohn's disease & metabolic bone disease?

Are there any preventative measures for Crohn's disease & metabolic bone disease?

Likely not: Crohns disease is an autoimmune disease, the major component is likely genetic, no clear evidence of specific environmental triggers or behaviors that cause it. ...Read more

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Any non-medical treatments for Parkinson's disease?

Any non-medical treatments for Parkinson's disease?

Like what?: Exercises and physical activities are recommended but no so called alternative medicine treatment has been shown to benefit the patient beyond placebo effect which by the way can be useful in some cases ! ...Read more

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What are some non-medical treatments for parkinson disease dementia, coping mechanism?

What are some non-medical treatments for parkinson disease dementia, coping mechanism?

Sort Of: At this time there are no medications specifically indicated for parkinson's dementia. I have used the current medications that are used for alzheimer's dementia as these are available. Coping mechanisms are the same for all dementia. Treat the brain as though it is a muscle and keep it exercised regularly. Stimulation like reading, playing cards, puzzles, and games. Also, physical exercise. ...Read more

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Could namenda (memantine) stop the progression of alzheimer's disease?

Helps somewhat: Does not really stop progression, merely slows the deterioration somewhat and helps some of the associated issues such as agitation. But in combination with a cholinesterase inhibitor, may truly be very useful. ...Read more

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Are there any young people with Parkinson's disease?

Are there any young people with Parkinson's disease?

Yes, Absolutely :(: Unfortunately, approximately 20% of pd patients are early-onset, meaning symptoms began at < 45years old. I have 2 patients who even started exhibiting symptoms in their late 20's. The earlier the disease begins & the more people athe family affected, raises our suspicion that genetics play a significant role. For reference, average age of onset is 58. Or, pd can come as late as 80. ...Read more

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Can estrogen prevent heart disease or alzheimer's disease?

Can estrogen prevent heart disease or alzheimer's disease?

Can!: Heart disease prevention is now well established in women with early menopause (surgical or natural) and women in there fifties. No benefits are present for older women. The earlier the benefits, the greater the benfits. Cancer of the colon, osteoporosis, and less alzeiheimer's are documented and longer sexual functioning! ...Read more

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