Treatment options

Every day is a chance to fight for the light.

Understanding treatment options

While there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, there are various treatment methods that are available to help manage symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.

Available treatments can help slow the worsening of symptoms for a while, which may be beneficial for the patient.

Learn more about an available treatment option for moderate to severe Alzheimer’s disease.

Studies also suggest that exercise, a heart-healthy diet, intellectual stimulation and social engagement may help support brain health as we age.

Exercise

Heart-healthy diet

Intellectual stimulation

Social engagement

The most suitable approach for you or a loved one will depend on:

  • The symptoms present
  • How far the disease has progressed
  • The causes of certain behaviors
  • The patient's life circumstances

It is important to ask a doctor about what treatment options are right for your loved one.

“I found it useful to carry a card with me so if I go to a restaurant or someplace with my loved one, I slip them a card saying, ‘Please understand that my mother has Alzheimer’s.’ This provides context for my mother’s action and makes it easier and less stressful for everyone to recognize the condition and be more understanding of the situation.”


- Caregiver for Mother, 4 years