Alzheimer disease has no cure.
Instead healthcare providers can help ease some symptoms. This can make a person with
Alzheimer more comfortable. Treatment can also make it easier for their caregivers
take care of them.
Some medicines may help slow the
decline of a person’s memory, thinking, and language skills. They may help with problems
of behavior, such as aggression. They can lessen hallucinations and delusions. These
medicines can work for some but not all people. And they may help for only a limited
time. Medicines include:
In some cases, behavior problems
can be caused by medicine side effects. Talk with the person’s healthcare provider
all medicines they are taking. Never increase or decrease a person's medicines unless
you talk with the provider. Never share medicines or use someone else's prescriptions.
If you have trouble paying for the prescriptions, talk to the provider or the pharmacist
about how to get help with this.