As we continue on our June Blogger series, today we will take look at some of the treatments for Alzheimer’s available today. Currently, there are no known cures for Alzheimer’s but there are a number of medications that help seniors live comfortably. We will look into the number of medications that will help with memory loss and help improve cognitive functions.
Below are a list of medications that will help memory loss in each stage of Alzheimer’s. All of these medication fall into a class called Cholinesterase inhibitors. These type of medications are prescribed to treat symptoms related to memory, thinking, language, judgment and other thought processes. This class of medications help delay worsening of symptoms for 6 to 12 months, on average, for about half the people who take them. They are commonly well tolerated by patients who taken them, having common sides effects like nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite and increased frequency of bowel movements.
- Donepezil (Aricept) is approved to treat all stages of Alzheimer’s.
- Rivastigmine (Exelon) is approved to treat mild to moderate Alzheimer’s.
- Galantamine (Razadyne) is approved to treat mild to moderate Alzheimer’s
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Citation: Alzheimer’s Association