Treatments for Alzheimers Disease

The treatment and management of Alzheimers disease involves lifestyle changes, medications, and alternative and complementary therapies. The goal of treatment is to delay the progression of brain cell failure and manage symptoms. Most people with Alzheimers disease wish to remain home with their family for as long as possible. Therefore, a measure of successful treatment is how long people are able to delay transferring to a nursing home. Treatment involves the following:Lifestyle changesMedicationsAlternative and complementary therapiesTreatment options for Alzheimers are under investigation. Patients may participate in clinical trials for potential Alzheimers disease treatments. Currently there are no surgical procedures for the treatment of Alzheimers disease.


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