Treatments for Alzheimer's

Below is a listing of treatments and therapies for Alzheimer's. Click on one to read more information or connect with others currently using it.

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  • Abilify (Aripiprazole)

    Overview
    Abilify is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of schizophrenia and manic symptoms of bipolar disorder. Abilify is also known by its drug name, Ari... read more

  • Ambien (Zolpidem)

    Overview
    Ambien is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the short-term treatment of insomnia in people who have trouble falling asleep. Ambien is also known by its drug na... read more

  • Aricept (Donepezil)

    Overview
    Aricept is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat mild, moderate, and severe Alzheimer’s disease. Aricept is also referred to by its drug name, Donepezil. Aric... read more

  • Ativan (Lorazepam)

    Overview

    Ativan is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat anxiety. Ativan is also known by its drug name, Lorazepam. Ativan is sometimes prescribed to treat sleep pro... read more

  • Celexa (Citalopram)

    Overview
    Celexa is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat depression. Celexa is also known by its drug name, Citalopram. Celexa is sometimes prescribed to treat low moo... read more

  • Clinical Trials

    Overview
    Depending on several factors, you may be eligible to participate in clinical trials studying new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease. Eligibility may be based on specifics of your condition, such as th... read more

  • Clozaril (Clozapine)

    Overview
    Clozaril is a prescription drug first approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment-resistant schizophrenia. Clozaril is also known by its drug name, Clozapine. Clozaril is sometime... read more

  • Dietary Supplements

    Overview
    Dietary supplements are very popular. While some dietary supplements have shown slight promise at improving Alzheimer’s symptoms, no supplement can cure Alzheimer’s or permanently stop its progression... read more

  • Exelon (Rivastigmine)

    Overview
    Exelon is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat mild to moderate dementia associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Exelon is also referred to by its drug name, Ri... read more

  • Exercise

    Overview
    Exercise can help everyone stay healthy and feel their best. For people with Alzheimer’s disease, regular exercise can slow the rate of functional decline, improve sleep, mood, appetite, and self-este... read more

  • Geodon (Ziprasidone)

    Overview
    Geodon is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Geodon is also known by its drug name, Ziprasidone. Geodon is ... read more

  • Haldol (Haloperidol)

    Overview
    Haldol is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of schizophrenia and Tourette’s Disorder. Haldol is also known by its drug name, Haloperidol. Haldol ... read more

  • Namenda (Memantine)

    Overview
    Namenda is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat moderate to severe dementia associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Namenda is also referred to by its drug name... read more

  • Namzaric (Donepezil/Memantine)

    Overview
    Namzaric is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat moderate to severe cases of Alzheimer’s disease.

    Namzaric is a combination drug composed of the drugs Me... read more

  • Noctec (Chloral Hydrate)

    Overview
    Noctec is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for nocturnal sedation in ill, young, and elderly people. Noctec is also known by its drug name, Chloral hydrate. Nocte... read more

  • Nutrition

    Overview
    Like everyone else, people with Alzheimer’s disease feel their best when they consistently eat healthy, nutritious meals. While there is no special diet for Alzheimer’s, proper nutrition and hydration... read more

  • Pamelor (Nortriptyline)

    Overview
    Pamelor is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of depression. Pamelor is also known by its drug name, Nortriptyline. Pamelor is sometimes pre... read more

  • Paxil (Paroxetine)

    Overview
    Paxil is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat depression, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Paxil is also known by its drug name, Paroxetine... read more

  • Prozac (Fluoxetine Hydrochlorine)

    Overview
    Prozac is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat depression. Prozac is also known by its drug name, Fluoxetine hydrochloride. Prozac is sometimes prescribed to... read more

  • Razadyne (Galantamine)

    Overview
    Razadyne is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat mild to moderate dementia associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Razadyne is also referred to by its drug name... read more

  • Restoril (Temazepam)

    Overview
    Restoril is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat insomnia. Restoril is also known by its drug name, Temazepam. Restoril is sometimes prescribed to treat slee... read more

  • Risperdal (Risperidone)

    Overview
    Risperdal is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of schizophrenia. Risperdal is also known by its drug name, Risperidone. Risperdal is sometimes pr... read more

  • Serax (Oxazepman)

    Overview
    Serax is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat anxiety. Serax is also known by its drug name, Oxazepam. Serax is sometimes prescribed to treat sleep problems ... read more

  • Seroquel (Quetiapine)

    Overview
    Seroquel is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of schizophrenia. Seroquel is also known by its drug name, Quetiapine. Seroquel is sometimes prescr... read more

  • Sonata (Zaleplon)

    Overview
    Sonata is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the short-term treatment of insomnia. Sonata is also known by its drug name, Zaleplon. Sonata is sometimes prescrib... read more

  • Trazadone

    Overview
    Trazodone is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat depression. Trazodone is sometimes prescribed to treat sleep problems, low mood, and irritability in people... read more

  • Vitamin E (Alpha-tocopherol)

    Overview
    Vitamin E is sometimes prescribed at high doses for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Vitamin E is also known by its chemical name, Alpha-tocopherol. Vitamin E may be prescribed along with Namenda.

    V... read more

  • Zoloft (Sertraline)

    Overview
    Zoloft is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat major depressive disorder in adults. Zoloft is also known by its drug name, Sertraline. Zoloft is sometimes pr... read more

  • Zyprexa (Olanzapine)

    Overview
    Zyprexa is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of schizophrenia. Zyprexa is also known by its drug name, Olanzapine. Zyprexa is sometimes prescribe... read more

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