Alzheimer's Disease (AD)

Alzheimer's disease is caused by damaged proteins called plaques and tangles. Alzheimer's is the most common type of dementia.


  • Memory loss, causing repeated repetition
  • Wandering
  • Behavior and mood changes in later stages

Treatment includes those useful with dementias with a special focus on: 


  • Dementia drugs
  • Antipsychotics, anti-anxiety and mood management drugs for BPSD. (These drugs can also be problematic for anyone with dementia[i], and even anyone over 70.)  [ii]

Non-drug remedies, usually used with medical treatment:

[i] Pharmacist's Letter. (2008) Drugs to Avoid in Patients with Dementia. Detail Document #24510.

[ii] Cane, M. (2015) Elderly at risk when antipsychotic drugs used to treat dementia. The Columbus Dispatch  •  Monday November 2, 2015.

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