by EBSCO Medical Review Board

There is no cure for Alzheimer disease. The goal of treatment is to slow the disease and ease symptoms. Medication can help with cognitive function. Other medicine can help with anxiety or depression. Some changes in daily habits can also help improve quality of life.

A care plan will be created to best suit each person’s needs. It will need to be changed as AD progresses. Care plan may include:"

Lifestyle changesMedicationsAlternative and complementary therapies


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Revision Information

  • Reviewer: EBSCO Medical Review Board Rimas Lukas, MD
  • Review Date: 03/2022
  • Update Date: 04/06/2022