Treatment options and clinical trials

Discuss current treatment options and learn about clinical trials for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.

Discussions

Coconut oil for Alzheimer's treatment

Jenni1976
  • By Jenni1976 · New reply April 17, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • I've started giving my Dad 6 tablespoons of extra virgin organic coconut oil tonight. He is at stage five creeping into six now. I hope it helps some. At the very least it's 130 calories a tablespoon ...

New med

Jenni1976
  • By Jenni1976 · New reply April 6, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • I've heard there is a new patch that halts Alzheimer's Disease progress. Has anyone tried it yet? It's suppose to be FDA approved now. I want some feedback before I consider it for my dad. My dad is at ...

Overwhelmed and confused

Sharonbez
  • By Sharonbez · New reply March 19, 2014
  • 7 replies
  • My 77 year old mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's a few years ago. The disease has progressed in the last year at a hyper speed pace. I am an only child and while it was clear to me what my mother ...

Celexa

1Buckeye
  • By 1Buckeye · New reply March 5, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • Just out, today. From Medpage Celexa Eases Alzheimer's Agitation, but Safety Unclear A well-known antidepressant reduced agitation in people with probable Alzheimer's disease, but with some adverse cardiac ...

Alzheimer Questions

BonnieMc
  • By BonnieMc · New reply December 16, 2013
  • 1 reply
  • What is the best way to treat a mild cognitive deficit individual ...

Anyone taking Axona?

Wardt4158
  • By Wardt4158 · New reply December 5, 2013
  • 2 replies
  • My mom has been taking this "medical food" for a while. I think it's concentrated coconut oil. It was not insurance or FDA approved til recently. What are your experiences ...

Dementia Drugs No Help in Mild Impairment

1Buckeye
  • By 1Buckeye · New reply November 3, 2013
  • 10 replies
  • You may have to register to read this article, but...IMO, it's worth it. From MedPage Today http://tinyurl.com/lxfr4h4 Four widely prescribed Alzheimer's drugs failed to improve cognition or function ...

Overcome Dementia

austin2
  • By austin2 · Posted October 6, 2013
  • 0 replies
  • Obviously, as many have noted, all of these are important in quality and longevity of life............whether one is ill or not 1. Good Nutrition. 2. Adequate Exercise 3. Stress-free Living. But, most ...

I can't find a Alheimer's Specialist

wrighton
  • By wrighton · New reply October 4, 2013
  • 3 replies
  • We are in Idaho, and my grandmother has Alheimer's. We can not seem to find a specialist ANYWHERE. I need someone to pay extra special attention to her condition. I can only find neurologists ect who ...

? About medication

Amgbluesky
  • By Amgbluesky · New reply August 13, 2013
  • 14 replies
  • Mom has a doctor's appointment Monday for a recheck on her bowel obstruction. I will be asking if we can start adding real food in to her diet because I am running out of ideas. But my big question has ...

Alzheimer's and coconut milk

EZDon
  • By EZDon · New reply June 27, 2013
  • 6 replies
  • I was sent this link regarding the treatment of Alzheimer's with coconut oil by a doctor's to her husband who was afficted; a worthwhile watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=ZZO R-Qd3QSg ...

Seroquel

MikeSWFL
  • By MikeSWFL · New reply April 29, 2013
  • 14 replies
  • I have read many comments by caregivers that Seroquel works very well in AD patients. Our mom, in fact, needs something like it right now. However, the official Seroquel XR website has the following as ...

Vitamin treatments big change!!!!!

Myboynamemerit
  • By Myboynamemerit · New reply April 24, 2013
  • 18 replies
  • To whom it may help, I am a loving grandaughter of two althemersz pateints. My aunt Mary was first diagnosed around ten years ago and watching her forget was incredibly difficult for most of my family ...

Almonds and memory loss

Howard13
  • By Howard13 · New reply March 26, 2013
  • 13 replies
  • MY MOTHER'S OLDER BROTHER AND MY MOTHER WERE HEAVY ALMOND EATERS.THEY BOTH DEVELOPED MEMORY LOSS.MY MOTHER'S TWIN BROTHER DOES NOT EAT ALMONDS AND WAS NOT AFFECTED. IS THERE ANY CONNECTION BETWEEN ALMONDS ...

Stem cell

45fgh
  • By 45fgh · New reply March 26, 2013
  • 8 replies
  • My sister is going to drive me crazy with her big ideas of quaking dad off to NYC for stem cell treatment. She thinks it should be our last ditch effort. This doctor is asking for 9,000. Dollars cash ...

anti psychotic meds

Sandon
  • By Sandon · New reply March 19, 2013
  • 36 replies
  • My mom is in a nursing home, 4 months now, and is becoming very agitated. The nurses are suggesting a geriatric psycho analysis and perhaps ant psychotic meds. I wonder if anyone has any thoughts on this ...

Skin Cancer Drug Bexarotene cured mice of AD

KEMM
  • By KEMM · New reply March 4, 2013
  • 137 replies
  • Has anyone heard about this? A team at Case Western Reserve university used the drug Bexarotene and cured mice of AD. It's a very exciting study. They are in the midst of a Human trial right now and next ...

New treatment

sally63129 (Inactive)
  • By sally63129 (Inactive) · New reply February 21, 2013
  • 14 replies
  • What is the latest on this disease ...

Coconut oil & Alzheimer's

DSK2012
  • By DSK2012 · New reply February 20, 2013
  • 17 replies
  • After reading about use of coconut oil for Alzheimer's symptoms I decided to try on my 85 yr old mother- its been one week and her crying spells have diminished in frequency & severity- if that's the ...

Bio-anue

45fgh
  • By 45fgh · New reply February 11, 2013
  • 4 replies
  • Has anyone heard of bio anue? Found it online. It claims to prevent and actually reverse altzhiemers. I suspect it's a load of hooey but can't help wondering. I take other vitamins b12, acetyl l carnitine ...

Things you can do

Support AFA

Help the Alzheimer's Foundation of America reach its goals and support people like yourself by making a donation today.

Donate to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America

Discussion topics

Links and resources from AFA

Community leaders

Disclaimer

Information found on the Alzheimer's Foundation of America Support Community should not be considered a replacement for consultation with a qualified healthcare professional. Any views or opinions expressed on this site are not necessarily those of AFA.