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How can Alzheimer s disease be treated?

I have early stage Alzheimers and have been on Aricept for a number of years in the hope to stop the disease in it s tracks. I also have chronic depression and have been on a cocktail of drugs for decades: Buproprion, Lamictal, Lexapro. I also take supplements include Turmeric capsules and other vitamins. This disease runs in my family. My aunt, my Mom, my cousin and my sister (who was 12 years older than me all died of this disease. My sister also had Parkinson ss which ran on my Dad s side. I truly hope you can help. Many thanks, Linda Grishman
Wed, 21 Feb 2018
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Hello there, Well I see that you have been on medications for a long time, you actually have not mentioned your name and sex, the prognosis of Alzheimer's disease varies depending on these two factors. I would like to know if you have been properly diagnosed to have the illness, because depression itself can cause loss of concentration, which reflects as forgetfulness. To be really frank there is no cure for Alzheimer's disease, the medication that you are on can delay the worsening of symptoms, this is a fact that you have to come to terms with. regular follow ups with your physician and continuing the medications that you are on right now is the best thing to do.
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How can Alzheimer s disease be treated?

Hello there, Well I see that you have been on medications for a long time, you actually have not mentioned your name and sex, the prognosis of Alzheimer s disease varies depending on these two factors. I would like to know if you have been properly diagnosed to have the illness, because depression itself can cause loss of concentration, which reflects as forgetfulness. To be really frank there is no cure for Alzheimer s disease, the medication that you are on can delay the worsening of symptoms, this is a fact that you have to come to terms with. regular follow ups with your physician and continuing the medications that you are on right now is the best thing to do.