There’s no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, but medications, sensory therapy and more can help its symptoms. And to get the full benefit of the treatments, early diagnosis is important. Learn more about Alzheimer’s diagnosis and treatments.
If you think you or a loved one might be showing symptoms of the disease, it’s important to see a doctor to get a diagnosis.
The doctor will test you or your loved one to see if you really have Alzheimer’s. They’ll start with a physical exam and tests of your mental status
Here is a set of questions you may want to ask your doctor about an Alzheimer's disease diagnosis
If you or a loved one has Alzheimer’s, there are treatments that can make a difference.
When someone you care about has dementia, their memory loss is affecting their daily life. You want to find a medication that can help them.
Once a person starts showing signs of Alzheimer's – memory loss and problems with learning, judgment, communication, and daily life -- there aren’t any treatments that can stop or reverse them. But there are medicines that can ease some of the symptoms in some people.
NMDA (short for N-methyl-D-aspartate) receptor antagonists are a class of drugs that may help treat Alzheimer's disease, which causes memory loss, brain damage, and, eventually, death.
Because there’s no cure for Alzheimer's, and a pretty limited number of medications you can take, you might be thinking about what vitamins and supplements can do.
People with Alzheimer’s disease can get anxious or upset easily. They might be restless, unable to sleep, or pace back and forth.
Some Alzheimer’s treatments involve medications. Others are non-medical Alzheimer’s therapies like art, music, and more.
Unfortunately, there’s no way to stop or slow dementia. But in addition to medicines that help manage symptoms, there are different types of therapies, and even counseling, that may help your loved one with daily life.