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What is the treatment for Alzheimer's disease?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology
5 doctors agree

In brief: No real Tx/just mgmt

There is no cure for this, just kinds of management and palliative care.
Drugs for the manifesttions of alzheimer's are acetylcholinesterase inhibitors (tacrine, rivastigmine, galantamine (galantamine hydrobromide) and donepezil), and an nmda receptor antagonist (memantine). Psychosocial interventions help with behavior and emotiion. Caregiving essentially is the treatment for pts. Since they cannot tend to their needs.

In brief: No real Tx/just mgmt

There is no cure for this, just kinds of management and palliative care.
Drugs for the manifesttions of alzheimer's are acetylcholinesterase inhibitors (tacrine, rivastigmine, galantamine (galantamine hydrobromide) and donepezil), and an nmda receptor antagonist (memantine). Psychosocial interventions help with behavior and emotiion. Caregiving essentially is the treatment for pts. Since they cannot tend to their needs.
Dr. Joseph Woods
Dr. Joseph Woods
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Dr. Steven Ferguson
General Practice

In brief: Very limited

The treatment for Alzheimer's disease is very limited.
We have a few medications that help. The better thought process is prevention. Minimizing some of the risk factors that we are aware of can be very helpful. A study done by Columbia University using the Mediterranean diet found a statistically significant decrease in the incident of Alzheimer’s when taking the diet regularly.

In brief: Very limited

The treatment for Alzheimer's disease is very limited.
We have a few medications that help. The better thought process is prevention. Minimizing some of the risk factors that we are aware of can be very helpful. A study done by Columbia University using the Mediterranean diet found a statistically significant decrease in the incident of Alzheimer’s when taking the diet regularly.
Dr. Steven Ferguson
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Dr. Ladislav Volicer
Psychiatry - Geriatric

In brief: Drugs and psychology

There are four medication used for treatment of alzheimer's disease.
Three of them are inhibitors of acetylcholine breakdown (aricept, Exelon (rivastigmine) and razadyne) and one is affecting glutamate receptors (namenda) these medications do not cure the disease, they just improve symptoms for a while and delay progression by 6 months or a year. There also other interventions that do not require drugs.

In brief: Drugs and psychology

There are four medication used for treatment of alzheimer's disease.
Three of them are inhibitors of acetylcholine breakdown (aricept, Exelon (rivastigmine) and razadyne) and one is affecting glutamate receptors (namenda) these medications do not cure the disease, they just improve symptoms for a while and delay progression by 6 months or a year. There also other interventions that do not require drugs.
Dr. Ladislav Volicer
Dr. Ladislav Volicer
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