What is the conventional treatment?

Although there is no cure for Alzheimer's disease at this time, medications can help treat symptoms of the condition. Conventional doctors may recommend one of five prescription drugs currently approved to treat Alzheimer's, depending on the severity of the illness. These medications are:

Razayne (galantamine)
Exelon (rivastigmine)
Aricept (donepezil)
Cognex (tacrine)
Namenda (memantine)

These drugs affect brain chemicals and may help improve symptoms of Alzheimer's and allow patients to perform daily activities longer than they otherwise would be able to.