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Treatments for
Alzheimer's Disease

Reviewed by Felicia Greenfield, MSW, LCSW

Several treatments can help improve one's symptoms, even though no cure exists. There are 5 medications that strengthen neural connections. Exercise and intellectual activities (such as listening to music and solving puzzles) have also been found to lessen symptoms. More research is being conducted on both medication and lifestyle-based treatments.



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For example, Aricept or Namenda

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Cholinesterase Inhibitors

Compare Name Manufacturer
How To Take It
Type
Cost Follow
Aricept (Donepezil) Eisai Inc. By Mouth (Tablet) Cholinesterase Inhibitors $157.24
Exelon (Rivastigmine (Oral)) Novartis By Mouth (Tablet) Cholinesterase Inhibitors $167.71
Exelon (Rivastigmine (Patch)) Novartis Patch Cholinesterase Inhibitors $401.80
Razadyne (Galantamine) Johnson & Johnson By Mouth (Tablet) Cholinesterase Inhibitors $160.38
Razadyne ER (Galantamine ER) Johnson & Johnson By Mouth (Tablet) Cholinesterase Inhibitors $139.70

NMDA Agonists

Compare Name Manufacturer How To Take It Type Cost Follow
Namenda (Memantine) Forest Laboratories Inc. By Mouth (Tablet) NMDA Agonists $270.04
Namenda XR (Memantine ER) Forest Laboratories Inc. By Mouth (Tablet) NMDA Agonists $363.62

Combination (Cholinesterase Inhibitors & NMDA Agonists)

Compare Name Manufacturer How To Take It Type Cost Follow
Namzaric (Memantine hydrochloride XR and Donepezil hydrochloride) Forest Laboratories, Inc. By Mouth (Tablet) Combination (Cholinesterase Inhibitors & NMDA Agonists) $604.56

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