There is no cure for
Alzheimer's disease. But there are medicines that may slow symptoms down for a while
and make the disease easier to live with. These medicines may not work for everyone or have a big
effect. But most experts think they are worth a try.
disease gets worse, you may get
depressed or angry and upset. The doctor may also
prescribe medicines to help with these problems.
If you are or will be taking care of a loved one with
Alzheimer's, start learning what you can expect. This can help you make the
most of the person's abilities as they change. And it can help you deal with
new problems as they arise.
Your loved one will need more and
more care as the disease gets worse. You may be able to give this care at home. Or
you may want to think about using assisted living or a nursing home.
Ask your doctor about
local resources such as support groups or other groups that can help as you
care for your loved one. You can also search the Internet for online support
groups. Help is available.