Most causes of dementia cannot be cured, including the most frequent cause of dementia- Alzheimer’s disease. However, there are treatments available for Alzheimer’s disease to reduce its cognitive, functional, behavioural and psychological symptoms.
For example, two major classes of drug treat the cognitive and functional symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease:
Behavioural and psychological symptoms are common in Alzheimer’s, particularly in its late stage. These include anxiety, aggression, agitation, and psychosis (hallucinations and delusions). These symptoms may be treated with neuroleptic or antipsychotic medications.
Remember Advanced Memory Clinic is a multidisciplinary service which provides expert assessment, treatment, education and support for individuals with cognitive complaints. Our specialist team usually includes a cognitive neurologist, neuropsychologist, psychologist, dietician, exercise physiologist, psychiatrist and others. We offer personalized care, rather than a one size fits all approach, aiming to help you or your loved one to remember more and worry less.