Can drug treatments slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease?

Dr. Joshua Grill, PhD
Neurology
Drug treatments for Alzheimer's disease are symptomatic. In other words, they help people deal with their symptoms. They may experience a mild improvement when they start treatment, but their decline over time will be the same as if they had no treatment. Researchers at UCLA and around the world are working hard to find drugs that can slow or arrest the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Alzheimer's Disease Treatment

Alzheimer's Disease Treatment

Alzheimer's disease treatment options are as individual as those afflicted with the condition. In the early stages, nonmedical options like memory-training classes and physical exercise can help improve and later slow the symptoms ...

of Alzheimer's disease. As the condition progresses, treatment options can include speech and behavioral therapy in combination with medication. It's important to remember that treatment should begin as soon as the diagnosis has been made to ensure the highest rate of success.
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