Although there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, medical care can relieve many symptoms including behavioral changes. Effective care and support can improve the quality of life for individuals and their caregivers over the course of the disease.Treatment may include:
- Medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat Alzheimer’s disease and other progressive dementias; medication may help stabilize and maintain a higher level of functioning over a longer time period
- Medication to treat behavioral changes
- Behavior management
- Education, support and advice for family members, including ways to modify the home environment and establish daily routines
- Counseling to help the patient and family cope with new challenges as the disease progresses
Patients receive medical care on an ongoing basis and further testing, if needed.