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Any Medications 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Does anyone know someone with Alzheimer's disease that is getting benefit from medication to slow the symptoms?
Symptom control: Alzheimer's disease has no cure. Symptomatic control consists of slowing the deterioration clinically observed without affecting the underlying course of the disease. Medications such as Aricept (donepezil), Namenda (memantine), and others, are examples of helpful drugs providing symptomatic control. ...Read more
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 not be clinically significant, though — researchers disagree on this point.) examples include Aricept (donepezil), Namenda (memantine), and Exelon (rivastigmine). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do cases of alzheimer's disease get better with medications and is there a relation between having alzheimer's and hypothyrodism ?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When do Alzheimer's disease for a person needs treatment medically?Does drugs affect significantly?
They don't: Drug treatments for alzheimer's don't affect genes like apo e4. Their intent is to treat the aftermath (the cognitive symptoms of alzheimer's disease itself). Young people with this gene should read dr. David perlmitters new book, "grain brain, " which makes a strong research-based case for gluten and other sugars being linked to alzheimer's and many other problems. http://tinyurl.com/mof6qj8. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are the side effects of 300mg on efexor xr and should i be worried about disorders like Alzheimers on this medication?
Many side effects: However, please remember that prescription medications ALL HAVE 2nd effects...EVEN VITAMINS. And also remember, side effects are things that COULD OCCUR in a % of patients usually of less than 5%- sometimes less than 2%. So they are not common and are not guaranteed to happen. Older antidepressant medications MAY have a protective role against Alzheimer's dementia but newer ones may increase risk ...Read more
Need a lot more info: To even start to give you an answer, i would need to know a lot more about you: your age, medical conditions, why you think you might be getting alzheimer's. And that's just to start. To actually make the diagnosis requires a thorough work-up including, at least, a good history, a brain scan, comprehensive psychometric testing, lab work, and a physical exam. And there's even more possibly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Contact local: Alzheimer society. Check out "the judy fund". ...Read more
We are too!: No one knows what causes alzheimers disease. Age is the main variable: the older the person, the more likely. Family history ; heredity are factors too. However, all of these are out of our control. Looking at controllable factors, past brain injury and cardiovascular health seem to increase risk. See: http://www.Alz.Org/alzheimers_disease_causes_risk_factors.Asp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Common dementia: Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia. Memory problems, word finding problems, word substitutions errors, getting lost in places that are familiar are often early symptoms. Also forgetting how to use tools that you used to know how to use. Finally, trouble evaluating info and following plans happen later. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Dementia: Alzheimer's is a specific form of dementia which includes severe short term and intermediate memory disturbance. There is some evidence it is genetic. There are very specific changes I the brain, but these are not easily identified by current brain scans ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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