Alzheimer disease commonly affects older people, but early-onset Alzheimer disease can affect people in their 30s or 40s. It affects memory, thinking, and behavior. Although there is no known cure, early diagnosis and treatment can lead to better quality of life. Stay healthy with a good diet and regular exercise.
here’s currently no cure for Alzheimer’s disease. But there is medicine available that can temporarily reduce the symptoms.
Support is also available to help someone with the condition, and their family, cope with everyday life.
A number of medicines may be prescribed for Alzheimer’s disease to help temporarily improve some symptoms.
The main medicines are:
Acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibitors
These medicines increase levels of acetylcholine, a substance in the brain that helps nerve cells communicate with each other.
They can currently only be prescribed by specialists, such as psychiatrists or neurologists.
They may be prescribed by a GP on the advice of a specialist, or by GPs that have particular expertise in their use.