Alzheimer's disease is a condition that destroys brain cells. People with this disease slowly lose the ability to learn, function, and remember.
It is the most common cause of
dementia. Dementia is a loss in mental abilities that is great enough to interfere with daily life.
Areas of the Brain Affected by Alzheimer's Disease
There is no cure for Alzheimer's disease. There are no certain ways to slow its progression. Medication is available to treat some of the symptoms. The goal is to find a medication that can manage the symptoms or slow the condition's course.
Medications for Symptoms and Disease Progression
Medications that have been approved to reduce the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease include:
Cholinesterase inhibitors—Recommended for mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease
Caring for a person with Alzheimer's disease is difficult and exhausting. The primary caregiver needs emotional support, rest, and regular breaks. The
is an excellent resource for families and caregivers
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