Currently, there are no known cures for Alzheimer’s disease. There are medications to manage the symptoms, and new research data is available that shows some progress towards a cure. Though there is no cure, lifestyle choices can have a major impact on your chances of being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. One common misconception about Alzheimer’s is that is inherited; however, less than 10% of documented cases of the disease are inherited. The remainder are cases that cannot be traced to inherited causes. If you are the adult child of someone and are here looking for information on Alzheimer’s disease, please review your particular lifestyle and make any needed changes to improve your chances of avoiding this disease.
There are two types of medications used to treat the cognitive symptoms of Alzheimer’s; cholinesterase inhibitors and memantine. The first, cholinesterase inhibitors are generally prescribed for early to mid stage diagnoses of Alzheimer’s, and go by the brand names Aricept, Exelon, Razadyne and Cognex. For mid to later stage diagnoses of Alzheimer’s can be helped by prescribing menatine, which is marketed under the brand name Namenda.
Exelon, Razadyne and Cognex. For mid to later stage diagnoses of Alzheimer’s can be helped by prescribing menatine, which is marketed under the brand name Namenda.