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How will my doctor choose a treatment for my Alzheimer's disease?

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Your doctor will help you choose the best treatment based on a few things about you, including:

  • Your age, overall health, and medical history
  • How severe your disease is
  • How well a medicine or therapy will work for you and your lifestyle
  • Your preferences or those of your family or caregivers

From: Treatments for Alzheimer's Disease WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Alzheimer’s Association: “Standard Treatments;” “FDA-Approved Treatments for Alzheimer’s;” and “Alternative Treatments.”

American Academy of Neurology Guideline Summary for Patients and their Families: “Alzheimer’s Disease.”

Alzheimer’s Disease Education & Referral Center: “Treatment.

Dysken, M. , Jan. 2014. Journal of the American Medical Association

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 5, 2019

SOURCES:

Alzheimer’s Association: “Standard Treatments;” “FDA-Approved Treatments for Alzheimer’s;” and “Alternative Treatments.”

American Academy of Neurology Guideline Summary for Patients and their Families: “Alzheimer’s Disease.”

Alzheimer’s Disease Education & Referral Center: “Treatment.

Dysken, M. , Jan. 2014. Journal of the American Medical Association

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 5, 2019

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