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Alzheimer's Treatment For More Happy, Normal, And Vibrant Years
By: Warren Newson
There are Alzheimer's treatments that can help you turn your life around and give you many more years of healthy, normal, and
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a frightening and debilitating disease with no known medical cure at this stage, but that doesn't mean
there is nothing you can do. There are a whole range of steps you can take right now to give yourself the best chance of all your
years being quality years. You will need to put in some effort to get the best results, and while there are no guarantees in this life,
many other people have already made major differences, even some like Louis Blank who are now symptom free!
So let's get started. Just make sure that you discuss any Alzheimer's treatment, even natural ones, with your doctor.
Early Diagnosis For a Better Chance
You need an early diagnosis. The earlier Alzheimer's treatment is started the more effective both medical and natural treatments
are. No-one wants to be told they have Alzheimer's, but it's far better to know now and fight now than procrastinate and give this
terrible disease a chance to beat you.
Medical Treatments For Alzheimer's
There is no medical cure for Alzheimer's but there are drugs approved by the FDA that can slow the rate of cognitive and functional
There are four drugs that work by raising the levels of acetylcholine in the brain. Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter, or in other
words a chemical that carries messages from one neuron to another in the brain. Alzheimer's sufferers have lower levels of
acetylcholine than normal.
The drugs are Cognex (no longer prescribed) Aricept, Exelon, and Reminyl, and they are only effective for sufferers with mild to
moderate AD. Side effects include nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
Memantine is the first of a new class of drugs for Alzheimer's treatment, and it's approved for moderate to severe sufferers. It