Alzheimer’s Disease Rehab Centers
Alzheimer’s Disease is a progressive and fatal brain disease that affects as many as 5.3 million Americans and destroys brain cells resulting in memory loss and problems with thoughts and behaviors. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia and has no current cure although there are some treatments for the symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s disease that can at least make the lives of Alzheimer’s sufferers.
Various non drug approaches exist to treat Alzheimer’s including occupational therapy and physical therapy as well as various psychological therapies. Various behavioral symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease may include taking prescription medications, environmental changes to release discomfort, stress and obstacles for the Alzheimer’s patient, and counseling to inform that people who care for the Alzheimer’s patient on how to understand the disease and it’s symptoms.
In extreme cases, people with Alzheimer’s disease may be prescribed antipsychotic medications to reduce the symptoms of severe dementia. Antipsychotic medications are only to be prescribed when an Alzheimer’s patient suffers serious behavioral symptoms as a result of the Alzheimer’s disease, these symptoms present a danger to the resident or others, or if the resident experiences persistent distress.