Part III Treatment Of Alzheimer's Disease & Adaptations You Can Make for Your Loved One With Alzheimer's | Luba's Services
Alzheimer's Disease is complex, and it is unlikely that any one intervention will be found to delay, prevent, or cure it. However, research has shown that the following treatment strategies can help improve the quality of life for a loved one with Alzheimer's, as well as provide support for his/her caregivers. MEDICATIONS help maintain mental function: Several different types of medications are used to treat memory loss, behavior changes, sleep problems, speaking skills, and help maintain thinking. These drugs work by regulating neurotransmitters (the chemicals that transmit messages between neurons). These medications won't stop the disease, but they can slow down the progression of symptoms for a few months or even years. Antidepressantstreat irritability and mood disorders. Anxiolyticstreat anxiety, restlessness, verbally disruptive behavior, and resistance. Antipsychotic medicationstreat hallucinations, delusions, agitation, aggression, hostility and uncooperativeness. NUTRITION