There is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, nor is there a treatment that will stop the progression. Several drugs on the market and non-pharmacological treatments may help with some symptoms.
Ask your doctor or a qualified health-care professional the following questions about any treatment or product you are considering, including natural health products:
Stay in touch with your health-care provider to discuss any side effects and ensure that you continue to pursue the most effective course of treatment as the disease progresses.
Some non-pharmacological therapies (such as music therapy, aromatherapy, pet therapy, and massage) may be beneficial to people with dementia. However, a lack of research prevents us from determining the effectiveness of many alternative treatments. The Alzheimer Society is funding projects in these areas in order to identify beneficial therapies for people with the disease.
When considering the use of natural health products, think about the following to minimize your risk: