Treatments for Dementia and Alzheimers Disease
While there are a number of treatments available for some of the symptoms and side effects of progressive dementia, it is important to remember that currently there is no cure for Alzheimers disease. Although this can be disheartening, it is important to remember that there are a number of drug treatments and non-medication based treatments that can help treat behavioral symptoms and cognitive symptoms of Alzheimers disease. The right treatments can help improve the quality of life for an individual with dementia or Alzheimers disease.
Typically treatments fall into one of several different categories:
- Medications designed to treat memory loss
- Treatments for the behavioral changes associated with Alzheimers disease
- Sleep treatments
- Alternative or non-traditional treatments
If it also important to have a basic understanding of the treatment horizon and what is expected for the future as well as different clinical trials that may benefit your loved on now or in the future.
There are a number of treatments available on the market today. However, make sure that you are asking your health care provider about any additional treatments that you should be exploring as new research is always being done on Alzheimers treatment and care and new treatments may now be available to certain patients.