Alzheimer's disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills and, eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest tasks. In most people with the disease (those with the late-onset) symptoms first appear in their mid-60s. There are several treatments available to reverse the effects of this disease.
Medications used for the treatments of Alzheimer’s disease can ease the symptoms of the disease and cause the brain to work more efficiently for a longer period of time. Medications can also keep the disease from getting worse. It is important for you to talk to a physician to find out which option(s) will be the most suitable for you.
How to Choose a Suitable Treatment
Treatments for Alzheimer’s depend on a number of factors such as your age, your overall health, medical history and the severity of the disease. How well any medicine or therapy will work also depends on your lifestyle, your caregivers, and your family.
Physical and Neurological Examination:
A physical exam is taken to access your overall neurological health by testing the following: balance, muscle strength, tone, coordination, reflexes, etc.
Blood tests help the doctors detect any potential causes of memory loss or other types of conditions such as thyroid issues and vitamin deficiency.
Mental Status and Testing:
Your doctor may also conduct a mental status test or other extensive sets of tests to assess memory loss and other thought processes. With the help of neuropsychological testing, additional details about the mental functions can be provided. These tests are necessary to track the progression of symptoms. When patients of Alzheimer’s are treated with stem cell therapy, different types of neuronal functions are affected. A set of neurons is affected in targeting certain areas of damage and combining the new cells into the neuronal network which can be a challenging task. Stem cell therapy for Alzheimer’s can also be helpful for patients suffering from the disease. Stem cell transplantation can be a successful cure for epilepsy as well.
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