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Alzheimer Treatment

We are learning more and more about what ails us, including the disease of Alzheimers. There is still a lot we don't understand however, and we are a long way from finding a cure. There is Alzheimer treatment which can improve symptoms temporarily, but that's as good as it gets at the moment. There is hope for the future as the hunt for better Alzheimer treatment is undertaken.

Alzheimers is a type of dementia which happens when brain cells start to die off and the chemical messengers between cells cease to function properly. This results firstly in loss of memory and difficulties in thinking and reasoning. As the disease progresses, daily life will become more difficult for the sufferer and their personality and behavior will change. Their ability to communicate will be severely impaired, and they may be very anxious or even aggressive. The choice of Alzheimer treatment will be influenced by the rate of development of the disease. This varies a great deal.

As the sufferer's condition declines, families have to be make hard decisions as to who will care for the loved one and which Alzheimer treatment is most appropriate. Some people go on living in their own homes but will eventually require 24 hour care. It is an important part of Alzheimer treatment that the patient feels at ease with their environment, and that their mental state is not worsened by people or surroundings that make them more anxious. There are a number of prescription drugs that have been approved by the FDA. These have been seen to help some sufferers in helping their memory and thinking processes to stabilize to some degree. Clinical trials are ongoing for other drugs that hopefully will be part of future Alzheimer treatment.

A lot of patients and their carers prefer to take the non-drug route, and to try herbal remedies and dietary supplements. There are worries around these products and they don't require the approval of the FDA. When considering this alternative Alzheimer treatment, it's important to consult your doctor and be aware of any potential side effects. Mixing certain ingredients with prescribed medication can be dangerous.

Vitamin E Supplement has been used to treat symptoms and natural remedies found in ancient Chinese medicine. One such Chinese Alzheimer treatment is Ginkgo Biloba, a plant extract that may help some people. There is one troublesome side effect and that is it's effect on the clotting of blood. There is a perceived risk of internal bleeding and it must not be administered along with blood thinning warfarin or aspirin. Another Chinese remedy is the moss extract Huperzine, which is undergoing clinical trials.

Submitted by:

Dave Kessler

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