Treatments for Alzheimers Disease
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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 patients with Alzheimers disease wish to remain home with their family for as long as possible. Therefore, a measure of successful treatment is how long patients are able to delay transferring to a nursing home.

Treatment involves the following:

Treatment 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.




References:
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Alzheimer's disease medications fact sheet. National Institute on Aging website. Available at: http://www.nia.nih.gov/Alzheimers/Publications/medicationsfs.htm. Updated July 2010. Accessed August 22, 2012.

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Treatments for Alzheimers. Alzheimer’s Association website. Available at: http://www.alz.org/alzheimers_disease_treatments.asp. Accessed August 22, 2012.

Last Reviewed September 2013



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