The treatment and management of Alzheimer’s disease involves lifestyle changes, medications, and alternative and complementary therapies. The goal of treatment is to delay the progression of brain cell failure and manage symptoms. Most patients with Alzheimer’s disease wish to remain home with their family for as long as possible. Therefore, a measure of successful treatment is how long patients are able to delay transferring to a nursing home.
Treatment involves the following:Lifestyle changesMedicationsAlternative and complementary therapies
Treatment options for Alzheimer's are under investigation. Patients may participate in clinical trials for potential Alzheimer’s disease treatments. Currently there are no surgical procedures for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.
- Reviewer: Rimas Lukas, MD
- Review Date: 09/2013 -
- Update Date: 09/30/2013 -