Answers to Common Brain and Memory Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about the brain and memory loss.

How is dementia treated?

Choosing how to treat dementia depends on what type of dementia it is and what symptoms the dementia is causing, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

A doctor can treat physical and behavioral issues caused by dementia, including aggression, agitation, or wandering, according to the NIH.

If someone has Alzheimer’s disease, it can be treated with prescription medication to help maintain thinking, memory, and speaking skills, according to the NIH. For some people it helps lessen some behavior problems for a few months or years. Treatment will not, however, stop Alzheimer’s from progressing.

Doctors can help someone with vascular dementia by providing treatment to help prevent future strokes, which could include treating high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes, according to the NIH.

Talk to your doctor for more information about treating dementia.

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Source: Mark Friedman, DO, Clinical Neuroscience Institute; Bryan Ludwig, MD, Clinical Neuroscience Institute

 

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