The treatment of Alzheimer’s is multifaceted, and can include medication, environment, exercise, and diet. As the disease progresses, patients will require different treatment plans. We’ve compiled a list of ways to manage Alzheimer’s disease based on information from the Mayo Clinic.
A variety of medications are used in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, including cholinesterase inhibitors which act by boosting the communication of brain cells and memantine which slows down the progression of the symptoms of the disease. These medications can often have side effects, including sleep disturbance, nausea, loss of appetite, diarrhea, constipation, dizziness, headache and a slow heart rate.
Antidepressants and anti-anxiety drugs may also be prescribed, but these can increase the risk of falls for the patients.