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The main goal of dementia treatment is to manage symptoms, and to find out if there may be a reversible cause. Medicines such as acetylcholinesterase inhibitors (e.g., galantamine, donepezil) can sometimes help to slow the progression of cognitive changes, but quite often the effects of medicines are only modest and can't prevent the condition from getting worse eventually. The overall treatment plan can also help with agitation and other emotional issues.

From: Dementia WebMD Medical Reference

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FamilyDoctor.org: "Dementia."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Dementia Information Page."

 

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on May 10, 2018

SOURCES:

FamilyDoctor.org: "Dementia."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Dementia Information Page."

 

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on May 10, 2018

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