How to Find Treatment for Those With Alzheimer’s Disease

Medicine, counseling and therapy can help, but there's still no cure

There is no cure for Alzheimer's, but there are medicines that may improve quality of living and delay some symptoms. Counseling and other therapies may also be recommended.

Currently, there are four drugs approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat the symptoms of the disease for some time, but they cannot stop the disease itself.

Not every drug will be helpful for every person with dementia.

Information about the four currently approved drugs — and about treatments that we know do not work — is found on these sites:

Behavioral Changes

As the disease progresses, a person with dementia may experience a variety of problems, like sleeplessness, agitation, wandering, anxiety, anger and depression. Drug and non-drug treatments are available to manage these symptoms. Treating behavioral symptoms often makes people with Alzheimer's more comfortable and helps caregivers keep them safe.

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