Finding out a loved one has Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia is scary. One of the first questions people ask is if there is a cure or a way to recover.
Alzheimer’s and Medications
While certain medications can help slow the progression for a time, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s or dementia. Alzheimer’s disease leads to cell death and tissue loss in the brain which ultimately affects memory, behavior, bodily functions or other systems. It is a progressive disease that eventually leaves the person unable to safely care for themselves.
While there is no cure for Alzheimer’s, research shows treatments and activities that stimulate the senses may improve behavior and mood, including decreased agitation. Activities such as art, singing or listening to music fight boredom and may help trigger past memories.
At The Memory Center, our daily activities are designed to inspire purpose, validate actions and invigorate while providing the highest quality of life for residents. Functional and fun are key components of our activities.
Our multi-sensory activities program increases communication, socialization, physical movement and motor abilities.
Some Health Problems May Mimic Alzheimer’s Symptoms
If you, or a family member, are exhibiting memory problems the first step is to talk to a doctor.
Not all memory loss is related to Alzheimer’s or dementia. There are other reasons you might experience memory problems including thyroid issues, stress, vitamin deficiencies or certain medications. In these instances, once the cause is identified, your doctor can provide a course of treatment to manage, or even reverse, the symptoms.