Treatment for Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most unfortunate things that can happen to elderly people because the effect that has on the brain is so damaging it happens very quickly. As soon as people start noticing the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, it doesn’t take long before the disease takes its toll on the person’s brain and memory starts fading fast. Of the medical researchers are working diligently to try and find a complete tour for Alzheimer’s disease, there are still no certainties. However, this doesn’t mean that there isn’t anything you can do to prevent it from happening or treat it once it has been discovered. There are actually several treatments for Alzheimer’s disease that are inexpensive and easy to obtain. To help you learn more about them and find what might work for you, we’ve laid out this basic guide to find treatments for Alzheimer’s disease.

The first step to treating Alzheimer’s disease is to make sure that the disease has been diagnosed in the patient. Although it can be difficult to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease, a good doctor should be able to make an accurate assumption given that he has done the necessary tests. Once an accurate diagnosis has been obtained, then it is time to start treating the disease with medication. Most medications available to treat Alzheimer’s disease are prescription only and therefore you must take them under a doctor’s care.

One of the ways that you can treat Alzheimer’s disease without buying prescription medicines, is by using antioxidant supplements. Vitamin E is one was popular antioxidants and can be purchased either in pill or injection form. You can also try green tea supplements or a combination of pomegranate juice and acai berries. Keep in mind however, that the use of antioxidants to treat Alzheimer’s disease is still disputed by several doctors and medical researchers. However, increasing your daily dose of antioxidants can never be a bad thing and even if it doesn’t treat Alzheimer’s effectively it can still prevent the spread of other illnesses.

There is a medication called cholinesterase inhibitors that can help reduce the destructive patterns in the brain that have contributed to Alzheimer’s disease. Although the research is still preliminary, studies have shown that these medications can slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s disease over the long term. The best person to ask about these medications is your doctor who has the ability to prescribe them if he deems it necessary.

Studies have also shown that glutamate can over stimulate brain receptors. There is a medication called memantine, which has been shown to help prevent this from happening. This drug has recently been approved by the FDA for prescription use.

Antipsychotics and antidepressants have also been proven to help patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. One of the things that affects Alzheimer’s patients the most is a failure of cognition that results in depression and hallucinations. These have drugs can help to manage those episodes.

Lastly, sleeping medications have also been proven to help reduce agitation and some of the fogginess that affects Alzheimer’s patients. All of sleeping medications earlier treatment for Alzheimer’s per se, they can help to manage some of the side effects of the disease.

Alzheimer’s disease really is a tragedy that affects more and more people every year. Although there is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, we can only hope that medical researchers find one sometime soon. In the meantime, try some of these remedies and medications to help combat the long-term effects of Alzheimer’s disease and the episodes that patients must deal with as a result. For more information, schedule an appointment with your doctor to discuss these options and any others that he might recommend.

Last updated on Mar 2nd, 2009 and filed under Neurological Disorders. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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