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Doctor insights on: Treatment For Dementia

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Dr. Maureen Nash
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Dementia (Definition)

Dementia is a condition characterized by loss of brain function, manifesting as deficits in memory, reasoning, and judgment, as well as changes in behavior. These deficits are beyond what is ...Read more


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Are there any natural/drug free treatments for dementia?

Are there any natural/drug free treatments for dementia?

No: Please don't forget arsenic is natural thus natural does not equal safe not effective. There are studies or interest with fish-oil, tumeric, Co-Q-10, and mediterrainian diet but no results yet. Keeping the brain active and exercise also may offer some protective benefit. ...Read more

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Which treatments for dementia are most cost-effective?

Which treatments for dementia are most cost-effective?

Those that work: If there is a treatable underlying cause, identifying and treating it is the answer. Frequent treatable causes are depression, medication, hormone imbalances, sleep deprivation/apnea, or general medical illness not treated. Namenda/aricept offers some delay in progression and therefore often in the nursing home placement. Newer strategies being researched are Insulin inhalation and coconut oil. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for dementia ?

Is there a treatment for dementia ?

Yes, but...: There are many causes of dementia. Dementia of any type has no cure. Multi infarct dementia requires to control the hypertension and prevent strokes with anticoagulants or aspirin. There are medicines that may help to delay the worsening of the disease such as Aricept (donazepil), namenda, exelon, galantamine (galantamine hydrobromide). One preferred tx is Aricept plus Namenda but is expensive. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for dementia?

New study: A novel exercise program may improve physical and cognitive outcomes in patients who have dementia, with effect sizes greater than those achieved with dementia medications, new research suggests. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for dementia patients?

Dementia Tx: Tx depends on the cause of the dementia. For example, discontinuing medications that add to confusion, treating anemia or heart problems or low oxygen or infections or depression or nutritional deficits, treating the behavior problems such as psychosis or unstable moods with medications, slowing the progression with Aricept or Exelon (rivastigmine) or namenda, correcting hearing or vision problems, group activit. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for aids dementia?

Prevntion of alzeime: You can start eating right, exercising regularly, staying mentally and socially active and keeping stress in check.Learning new things all the time like new language, new subjects, dancing, singing and doing any activity to keep your brain challenged and active.Vascular is little different and mailnly keep you r bp, cholesterol and glucose under control and dont smoke and stay away frm street drugs. ...Read more

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What treatment is there for frontotemporal dementia?

What treatment is there for frontotemporal dementia?

Evolving: There is no effective treatment for these illnesses yet, though aggressive research is underway. UCSF has a website / center with good updates, and they also operate a clinical trials unit. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment or cure for Lewy body dementia?

Symptomatic therapy: Just like many other causes of primary dementias, there is no definitive therapy or cure. However, some medications like donepezil and rivastigmine can help with the memory loss by slowing down the rate of progression of symptoms and allowing patients to maintain certain level of cognitive function for a longer period of time. They also help with some of the behavioral features. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of dementia?

Reversible Dementias: By definition, dementia is a neurological disorder with progressive loss of cognitive function. Therefore you can not rid yourself of dementia. Certain medical conditions present as a dementia and when the medical condition is treated the dementia resolves. An example: major depressive disorder can cause a dementia like state called pseudo dementia. Treat the depression and the dementia resolves. ...Read more