Side Effects Are Often The Consumption Of Drugs In People With Alzheimer’s?

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, I have Alzheimer’s, in the past few years I have always been taking drugs but there has been no progress at all, I feel like I am addicted to drugs, is there any other advice I should do, I was a vertigo sufferer

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Alzheimer's is a degenerative disease in which brain cells become increasingly damaged and die. The first major symptom seen is memory loss, followed by other degenerative symptoms of brain function such as the ability to think, behavior, social ability, and eventually will cause interference with the ability to perform other simple tasks (such as how to brush teeth, take a shower, or eat). When Alzheimer's symptoms are very severe, sufferers will no longer be able to take care of themselves and will depend entirely on others.


Until now there is no specific drug or therapy that can cure Alzheimer's or restore the ability that has been lost due to brain damage that has occurred. Medications given to people with Alzheimer's are only used to reduce the symptoms that arise and also slow the progression (progression) of the disease. Drugs for Alzheimer's are also not known to cause drug dependency or addiction. Alzheimer's sufferers often need more than just drugs to deal with the symptoms that arise, for example, psychotherapy or other psychiatric drugs to overcome depression, anxiety, hallucinations and delusions, or behavior disorders and sleep disorders that may arise. Other adjustments must also be made to help Alzheimer's sufferers adapt to their illness or symptoms that may arise in the future, for example putting important objects in a place that is easily visible and affordable, making a written schedule, checklist for drugs or other activities that must do, print photos and paste around the house to help store and preserve important memories, and so on.


If you feel the side effects of medications that make you uncomfortable, you should discuss the side effects you feel with your doctor. Ask for a referral to a medical rehabilitation doctor to help you and your family or carer make the adjustments needed for your current condition.

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