Alzheimer’s Treatments

While non-drug approaches, such as creating a calm and familiar environment, should be tried at the onset in treating cognitive and behavioral symptoms, there are some medical treatments available to help delay or reverse some symptoms, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved two types of medicine to treat the cognitive symptoms of Alzheimer’s. The FDA has not, however, given approval to drugs that may treat behavioral or psychiatric dementia symptoms.

For more information on treatment options, please visit the Alzheimer’s Association, Penn Memory Center or AFTD Web site.



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