Alzheimer's Disease

As of today, there are no medication treatments that stop or reverse the progression of or cure Alzheimer's disease.  Alzheimer's disease is a neurodegenerative type of dementia that occurs when cells used for information transfer in the brain die.  This particular form of dementia is characterized by tangled nerve cells and clusters of degenerating nerve endings.  Alzheimer's sufferers also experience a progressive decrease in the production of neurotransmitters needed for transmission of nerve impulses.

So, what we have here is a disease that gets progressively worse, the exact cause is not known, there is no cure, and it affects more than 5 million Americans.  When I say it affects more than 5 million Americans, I mean, more than 5 million individuals are currently diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.  The numbers that are affected by the disease is at the very least double that amount because this disease not only affects the sufferer; it also creates a big impact on the family and caregivers.

Medication treatments for Alzheimer's  disease patients focus on two main areas.  The first has to do with increasing the level of circulating neurotransmitters, while the second area has to do with slowing the progression of nerve ending death.   Neither of these two treatments will stop the progression of the disease, however, they may help improve memory, awareness, and possibly the ability to perform some daily functions.

Currently, I have three Medication Specific Counseling Sessions™ posted at that have to do with Alzheimer's disease related medications. 

Donepezil (Aricept-tm)

Memantine (Namenda-tm)

Rivastigmine (Exelon-tm)

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