Newly Diagnosed: Treatment Strategies for Alzheimer's

While there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease yet, there are therapeutic approaches that can help to ease symptoms and improve quality of life. Experimental treatments are also being explored that could prove beneficial for patients. Check out the information below to explore more about therapeutic strategies your doctor may recommend and what therapies are in the pipeline for potential future use.

Approved Treatments

While there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, nor have any disease-modifying therapies been approved yet, there are several medications available to treat disease symptoms that affect thinking and memory.

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Experimental Treatments

There is a vast array of experimental treatments that are being investigated in the quest to find a cure for Alzheimer’s. Many of these treatments are aimed at modifying the disease process itself.

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Non-drug Treatments

Two non-drug treatments — deep brain stimulation and repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation — are currently under investigation for Alzheimer’s. These therapies are aimed at improving neuronal signaling in the brain.