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While there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, there are medications that can prevent or slow down progression of the disease, as well as improving some symptoms of the condition.
Alzheimer's disease progresses slowly, with initial symptoms presenting as memory problems and confusion, for example, and then progressing to complete disorientation and failure to recognize even family members or friends. Eventually, patients become unable to carry out day-to-day tasks and become completely dependent on caregivers. The rate of progression varies from person to person. Alzheimer’s disease can progress for around ten years but when patients do eventually die, the cause of death is usually related to another complication such as pneumonia, which accounts for up to two thirds of deaths in these patients.
Some of the treatment approaches used to manage patients with Alzheimer’s disease include the following: