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Video: dementia treatments and research

Living with dementia can be difficult, but there are ways you can treat and manage it. Watch the videos below and learn how the treatment options for dementia can slow its progression and help to manage symptoms.

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    Where to go for help

    Visit the Alzheimer’s Australia website to find out more about dementia and for information on services and programs in your area. Alternatively, you can call the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500.

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    Last reviewed: August 2016

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    Dementia Australia | Dementia treatments and cure

    Researchers around the world are working to develop effective treatments for dementia, and eventually to find a cure. Much of this work is focussed on Alzheimers disease, the most common form of dementia. There is currently no cure for Alzheimers disease. Available medications can reduce symptoms and improve quality of life in some people, but they do not stop the progress of the disease.

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    Dementia Australia | Drug treatments & dementia

    Dementia is the term used to describe the symptoms of a large group of illnesses that cause a progressive decline in a persons functioning. It is a broad term to describe a loss of memory, intellect, rationality, social skills and what would be considered normal emotional reactions. Dementia causes significant impairment in a persons day to day functioning.

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    Dementia Australia | Drug treatments & dementia

    Dementia is the term used to describe the symptoms of a large group of illnesses that cause a progressive decline in a persons functioning. It is a broad term to describe a loss of memory, intellect, rationality, social skills and what would be considered normal emotional reactions. Dementia causes significant impairment in a persons day to day functioning.

    Read more on Dementia Australia website

    Dementia Australia | Use of other therapeutic treatments

    In addition to the various drugs approved for use in treating Alzheimers disease, there is considerable interest in the use of other treatment therapies. This page provides a brief summary of information about some of these. Because of the possibility of side effects and drug interactions, people are strongly advised to consult with their doctor if considering using any of these therapies.

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    Dementia Australia | How is dementia treated?

    Information about some of the drug treatments currently used in the treatment of dementia. Drug treatments and dementia This page discusses broadly some of the drug treatments currently being used in the treatment of dementia. This includes new drugs which may have a temporary effect in improving mental functioning and drugs used to treat accompanying symptoms such as depression and anxiety.

    Read more on Dementia Australia website

    Dementia Australia | How is dementia treated?

    Information about some of the drug treatments currently used in the treatment of dementia. Drug treatments and dementia This page discusses broadly some of the drug treatments currently being used in the treatment of dementia. This includes new drugs which may have a temporary effect in improving mental functioning and drugs used to treat accompanying symptoms such as depression and anxiety.

    Read more on Dementia Australia website

    Preventing dementia (Alzheimer's disease) video information | myVMC

    Dementia or Alzheimer's disease may be prevented with blood pressure lowering therapies (antihypertension treatment) and other heart health measures.

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    Dementia Australia | Use of other therapeutic treatments

    In addition to the various drugs approved for use in treating Alzheimers disease, there is considerable interest in the use of other treatment therapies. This page provides a brief summary of information about some of these. Because of the possibility of side effects and drug interactions, people are strongly advised to consult with their doctor if considering using any of these therapies.

    Read more on Dementia Australia website

    Alzheimers disease

    Alzheimers disease is a form of dementia.

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    Dementia Australia | Sensory Merchandise

    Sensory Merchandise Dementia Australia (TAS) stocks a range of items helpful for engaging the senses, whether as a part of sensory therapy or to otherwise improve the quality of life for people with dementia. Please see our latest sensory merchandise catalogue. Please note that the catalogue is updated from time to time as new items become available or previous items are discontinued.

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