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Alzheimer's Disease Medicine

Early-onset Alzheimer disease currently has no cure. But healthcare providers have been successful in helping people maintain their mental function, control behavior, and slow the progress of the disease.

Medicines are used to help people maintain mental function. They include:
  • Donepezil
  • Rivastigmine
  • Galantamine
  • Memantine
Results have been mixed, but these medicines seem to help people with their symptoms for anywhere from a few months to a few years.

Other treatments that may play a role in slowing the progress of early-onset Alzheimer disease include physical activity, cardiovascular and diabetes treatments, antioxidants, and cognitive training. A number of studies are ongoing in this area, and researchers are learning new things about Alzheimer disease every day.