If your elderly loved one is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, it is important to understand and research possible avenues for treatment. There are currently several prescription drugs approved by the FDA to treat people who are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Although these medications can be beneficial, it is important to know what they can and cannot accomplish.
The most common misconception with Alzheimer’s medication is that it has the ability to cure the disease. Unfortunately, this is not the case. There are two classes of prescription medications on the market currently; one aims to help the behavior of the patient, increasing their openness to care and thus a better quality of life. The other may offer the ability to slow down or “mask” the effects of the disease in early or mild cases, but it is not a cure.