4 big false opinions about Alzheimer’s disease

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There are no treatments available for people with Alzheimer’s disease

There has been significant progress toward developing better treatments for people with Alzheimer’s.

Several medications are available that can help treat people with Alzheimer’s disease. There are also coping strategies to help manage behavioral symptoms.

While there is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, thanks to scientific advances, research has never been more promising.

In total, NIA is funding more than 250 clinical trials including both drug and nondrug interventions. These include testing treatments that target behavior and lifestyle factors as well as underlying causes of the disease.

If I’m frequently forgetting things, it must be Alzheimer’s disease

Even though memory problems are typically one of the first signs of Alzheimer’s, not all memory problems mean a person has the disease. Some forgetfulness is normal as we age.

Talk with your doctor to determine whether the memory changes you’re noticing are normal or may be a sign of something more serious.

In some cases, depression or medication side effects can cause memory and other thinking problems. With treatment, it may be possible to reverse some memory problems due to these reasons.

You can buy supplements online to prevent or cure Alzheimer’s disease

There are many websites and advertisements that promise certain supplements can effectively treat or cure diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

In some cases, these may seem reliable, offering advice on healthy aging and Alzheimer’s to gain people’s trust and promote their products.

However, there is no scientific evidence backing these claims, and currently, no supplement has been proven to delay, prevent, treat, or cure Alzheimer’s.

Talk with your doctor before taking any supplements or trying any other new treatments.

You can prevent Alzheimer’s disease

There is no proven way to prevent Alzheimer’s. However, there are steps you can take to help reduce your risk for this disease.

A risk factor is something that may increase a person’s chance of developing a disease. Some risk factors can be controlled, while others, such as the genes you inherit, cannot.

In general, leading a healthy lifestyle may help reduce risk factors that have been associated with Alzheimer’s and other age-related health problems. These include:

Controlling high blood pressure

Maintaining a healthy weight

Staying mentally and physically active

Preventing head injury

Sleeping seven to nine hours each night

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