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Is there an effective medication or other treatment for dementia?

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Dr. Kenneth Adler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

The medication used to treat dementia slow the progress but do not reverse the process.

In brief: No

The medication used to treat dementia slow the progress but do not reverse the process.
Dr. Kenneth Adler
Dr. Kenneth Adler
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: More or less

Actual treatments for dementia -alzheimer's type do not cure but may delay the progress of it.
Among those...Aricept (donazepil) namenda, galantamine, (galantamine hydrobromide) exelon, axona. The only treatable dementias are caused by syphilis, B12 deficit, thyroid disease. Hydrocephalia causing dementia requires a surgical shunt to eliminate the CNS fluid.

In brief: More or less

Actual treatments for dementia -alzheimer's type do not cure but may delay the progress of it.
Among those...Aricept (donazepil) namenda, galantamine, (galantamine hydrobromide) exelon, axona. The only treatable dementias are caused by syphilis, B12 deficit, thyroid disease. Hydrocephalia causing dementia requires a surgical shunt to eliminate the CNS fluid.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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Dr. Maureen Nash
Psychiatry - Geriatric

In brief: Depends

There are many different types of dementia.
Many symptoms can be treated but this does not usually change the underlying course of the illness.

In brief: Depends

There are many different types of dementia.
Many symptoms can be treated but this does not usually change the underlying course of the illness.
Dr. Maureen Nash
Dr. Maureen Nash
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