What are the treatments for dementia?
People with Alzheimer’s disease may be given donepezil (Aricept), rivastigmine (Exelon), galantamine (Reminyl) or memantine (Ebixa). These are of a group of medications called acetylcholinesterase inhibitors which can help thought processes and brain function for a limited time for some people. In Berkshire, treatment can only be started by the Memory Clinic who will work with a person’s GP to monitor the effects of the medication. They offer Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) groups to people with any type of mild to moderate dementia and research shows they can benefit thought process and brain function, concentration and self-esteem.