There is currently no cure for Alzheimer's disease and no treatment that will stop its progression. Several drugs are available that can help with some symptoms. Non-pharmacological treatments may also benefit people with Alzheimer’s disease.
Consult your health-care professional
Ask your doctor or qualified health-care profession these questions about any treatment or product you are considering, including natural health products:
- What are the potential benefits or results of taking this product?
- Is this the best product or approach to achieve those results or are there better alternatives?
- What is the evidence that supports the safety and effectiveness of this product?
- What are the risks associated with taking this product?
Stay in touch with your health-care professional to ensure that the best treatment options are being considered, to discuss side-effects and other issues, and to ensure that the treatment is effective and appropriate for you or the person you are caring for.
Additional information and resources
Available from your local Alzheimer Society or on our website:
- Heads Up for Healthier Living: information on lifestyle choices that can improve the quality of life for people living with Alzheimer's disease and may help to slow
the progression of the disease.
- A Report on Alzheimer's Disease and Current Research (pdf, 44 pages) written by the former Scientific Director Emeritus of the Alzheimer Society of Canada: extensive information for the general public in non-technical language on known risk factors, current treatments, and recent research into new treatments and the search for a cure.
Last Updated: 12/13/13