Treatment for Alzheimer's disease

At this stage, there is no cure and no treatment that can stop the Alzheimer's disease progressing.

Medications are available that can help to stabilise or slow the decline in memory and thinking abilities for a time, such as cholinesterase inhibitors and memantine. Other medications are available that might help with secondary symptoms like depression, anxiety and sleep disturbances.

It is important to remember that all medications have side effects. People with Alzheimer's disease may take a number of medications and your doctor can help you to understand how the different medications might interact with each other.

Non-medication therapies, staying active and socially connected, as well as managing stress, can help people with Alzheimer's disease. Education and professional support are important for people with Alzheimer's disease and their families and carers.