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Dementia is a progressive, incurable neurological disease. Dementia treatment focuses on medications to lessen symptoms of memory loss and address related conditions. Support for those with dementia and their caregivers is key to a treatment plan.
For more information about dementia treatment in Southern California, Find a Doctor and make an appointment. You can also visit a Dignity Health Southern California location:
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Doctors often prescribe medication for dementia in order to slow the progression of memory loss and to treat related conditions, such as depression, anxiety, or behavioral issues.
The most common dementia medications are:
Certain therapies are often helpful to patients and their families:
Some families may be able to support a loved one with dementia without any assistance, but many loved ones and caregivers value the support of professional caregivers. This assistance may come from:
Treatment usually depends on the the type and severity of the disease. Early stage dementia may not require any help, but as the disease progresses, treatment may include assistance to maintain independence and eventually, full-time health care. Together with your doctor, you can talk about the goals and benefits of treatment for dementia.